We Will Guide you

We will guide you step-by-step
through this difficult process.

Free Initial Consultation (866) 290-9292
blog home Divorce Financial Issues Money Can’t Buy Love or a Lasting Marriage

Money Can’t Buy Love or a Lasting Marriage

By Sheryl Rentz on October 20, 2014

Family Law AttorneyWhen it comes to weddings, the popular opinion (at least as far as the wedding industry is concerned) is that bigger is better. A lavish ceremony, an oversized diamond ring, and an elaborate after party are all touted as the ideal beginning to happily ever after. However, according to a study by Emory University in Atlanta, the more money a couple pours into tying the knot, the higher the probability the couple will soon follow their “I do’s” with divorce.

The study examined data contributed by more than 3,000 people throughout the U.S. who have been married and found the following correlations:

  • Couples who spent $20,000 or more on their wedding were 46 percent more likely to divorce than couples who spent between $5,000 and $10,000.
  • Couples who spent a total of $1,000 on their wedding were 53 percent less likely to get divorced than those who spent between $5,000 and $10,000

Like it or not, money can have an overwhelming impact on a relationship and this study reveals that how a couple chooses to spend their money is indicative of their long-term success in marriage. The researchers also found that when a couple spends beyond their means, even on a wedding and diamond ring, they were in for a marriage rocked by financial debt from the get-go.

Not surprisingly, the study showed that couples with an annual household income of $125,000 were 51 percent less likely to divorce, perhaps because debt and wedding expenses were less likely to interfere with other factors in the marriage.

If you are considering divorce or are currently struggling with financial issues as a result of divorce, do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz. Our knowledgeable and compassionate team can help you preserve your finances and protect your future. Call (866) 290-9292 for a free consultation. We are here to listen and help.

Related Articles:

We know your problems are unique & special.
Call us, we will listen.

Contact Us

Our team is ready to help. Start off your case with a no-cost consultation by calling our office today at (866) 290-9292 or by completing the following form.

Phone (optional):

Law Office of Sheryl L. Rentz

326 W Lancaster Ave, Suite 100
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003

Phone: (610) 645-0100
Toll-free: (866) 290-9292
Fax: (610) 645-0111

Phone (optional):

Montgomery County Divorce Attorney Disclaimer: The divorce, visitation, child support, child custody, spousal support, or other family law legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact an attorney at our law firm office. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the State of Pennsylvania.

© 2022 Law Offices of Sheryl R. Rentz. Serving Chester County, Montgomery County, & all counties in Pennsylvania.

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting


Read Our Important Announcement About COVID-19

Dear valued clients, we are opening Monday, June 8th, but everyone must wear masks. For the safety of the community, we continue to encourage meetings either over the phone or by Zoom.

Schedule My Consultation