What Is Assortive Mating And How Does It Impact Divorce?

It is an old, and sexist, one liner that men go to college to get their B.S. or B.A. degree and women attend in order to obtain their “Mrs.”. However, it is not unique that at least a goal of going to college may be to meet your future spouse. Often those married just while in. or just out of college, there may be an inequity in income. When one spouse opts to stay home and raise a family while the other earns a living, the result is a spousal dynamic where one is the breadwinner and the other is the homemaker. This can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction, especially when the kids are grown and starting lives of their own, which in turn can cause divorce.

In recent years though we have seen a departure from the model of income inequality, and are entering an age known as assortive mating. Assortive mating is when two people of similar education and profession marry. The result is a high net worth couple, with significant assets to divide upon divorce. Other consequences of assertive mating include:

  • Children who seek out partners with similar backgrounds as their parents, which gets passed on from generation to generation.
  • Fewer educational choices for families that are not considered “power couple” families.
  • Increased financial struggles for couples that have disparate incomes.

As we all know, when finances are front and center, conflict is likely. It’s been said money is one of the most common causes of marital argument/strife. When escalated, these arguments can lead to divorce. But, when a couple without money worries gets divorced, the stakes can be even higher. When a couple has a high net worth, and possessions of great value, the fight for who gets what during divorce easily becomes hotly contested. Let us help you preserve your family wealth, and ensure financial stability for future generations. We aggressively protect your rights, and fight for distributions that are fair. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

For more information about divorce and how your obligations are impacted by bankruptcy, contact our office. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.