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Do rich couples fight more in divorce?

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Complex Child Custody |

A common myth surrounding high-profile divorce cases is that the more money a couple has, the more likely they are to get into a brutal battle.

But exactly how true is this? Is it actually true that rich people fight more in court during divorce, or is this simply a myth with no basis?

How the wealthy fight

Business Insider states that some rich couples may fight more during divorce, but not all. In fact, couples with a net worth of over $5 million dollars tend to have more amiable divorces than not. If they do get into disputes, it is usually one-on-one without the use of proxies in court, and typically it is not because of money. More often, it is due to a desire to keep social standing.

The fighting class

However, couples that average between $1 million and $5 million dollars in net worth tend to fight a lot – so much that they have gained the moniker of “the fighting class”. This class, typically referred to as upper-middle class, often worked hard to gain their money. At this range, it is possible to live comfortably, but many people will still suffer from financial insecurity. After all, less than $5 million means a person still is not set for life.

Average Americans in divorce

As for the vast majority of Americans who have a net worth of less than $1 million, disputes tend to range wildly and often involve emotions rather than an intense battle for complex assets. So, in short, being rich does not necessarily guarantee a messy divorce.

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