Women filing for divorce feel increasingly empowered to make the break from a financial standpoint.
(PRWEB) August 23, 2013
Do it yourself divorce service MyDivorcePapers.com (MDP) revealed in a recent survey that women who file for divorce make more than 90 percent of the U.S. median household income by themselves.
For the comparison, the MDP survey used the last available income data from June 2013* as reported by Time.com. In the Time article, the household figure was reported as $52,098 per year, down from $54,478 in June 2009, when the so-called Great Recession supposedly ended.
MDP noted that the emphasis on “household” is important because that encompasses husband, wife, and children.
The MDP Findings
MDP surveyed more than 26,000 individuals, who had previously filed for divorce, and found that approximately 64 percent of filers were women, and that on average women filers earned $47,114 annually, just $4,984 less than the US median household income and $8,839 more per year than their husbands.
Furthermore, in the vast majority of findings (48.43 percent), marriages that had ended had no children, while 21.85 percent only had one child and 18.67 percent only had two.
Ultimately, the findings reveal that while divorce is rarely easy, many of the barriers that kept women in destructive or unfulfilling relationships in the past, are starting to diminish. Further implications:
- Women filing for divorce feel increasingly empowered to make the break from a financial standpoint.
- More often than not, children do not factor in to post-divorce lifestyle, enabling women’s income to go further than it did when they were sharing financial obligations with a husband.
- While the economy is still sputtering along with an unemployment/underemployment rate of 26.8 percent (as of August 22), divorce may actually give women a boost financially.
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