People marry for many reasons and they also divorce for just as many reasons or even more. However, one good indicator of a future divorce for a couple is when the couple begins to argue early in the marriage about finances. A new research study conducted by a university reported that arguments about money is the most common sign of a future divorce in New Jersey or any other state. This is true of all income levels, including high-asset divorce cases.
The study was released by the Family Relations Journal in 2012 after looking at data collected from over 4,500 couples. The couples were respondents of the National Survey of Families and Households. The published research paper, titled 'Examining the Relationship Between Financial Issues and Divorce,' determined that arguments regarding finances between married couples lasted longer and were generally more contentious than other types of arguments between spouses.