Marriage advice sought during financial crisis
In times of health and wealth, love in a marriage is easier to maintain. As a result of the tough financial times, divorce lawyers and financial advisers are receiving more inquiries, many couples hoping to seek advice in the face of a recession.
Money can often be the source of marital problems and it won't be a surprise that couples are seeking divorce because of the downturn.
Couples are now seeking advice on timing their divorces in light of the current financial situation. Wealthy spouses are keen to strike a deal while their assets' values are low, Shu explained.
Ming Li, who works for China's first marriage and finance firm Shanghai Weiqing, said: "Many questions are about how to avoid paying off debts after the divorce, and the number of such telephone inquiries has increased from 200 to 300 in recent months."
Does pragmatism win out in this day and age? Academics are still unsure as to what impact the financial crisis will have on marriage, but they do say that though divorce may be desirable, it is still costly.