Having a high income does not always mean that couples have no money worries. One attorney says he sees couples who bring in over $1 million annually but have nothing put away in a 401(k). In some of these couples, there might also be an income disparity, leading to tension, if one person is the main or only earner. The couple might also have little time together if the high earner puts in long hours and travels frequently for work. Another strain could arise in two-income couples if they still fall into traditional gender roles. Sometimes in these relationships, the husband manages all the finances, and this could lead to problems in the marriage.
A good economy could encourage couples to split up. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers reports that divorces decrease during economic downturns and increase during upswings.
People who are concerned about finances during and after a divorce may want to talk to an attorney about the situation. Whether the person wishes to try to negotiate an agreement for property division or to go to litigation, the attorney may be able to assist the person in making decisions about how to approach this process.