Viruses and some diseases are contagious, but many people in Pennsylvania may not consider a divorce as something to catch from someone else. Despite what some may think, researchers, believe that there is an increased chance of going through a divorce if an individual has a friend or family member that has also been through the process. Individuals considering a high asset divorce may find comfort in the advice of an experienced family law attorney and the advice of someone who has also experienced hurt and pain.

Individuals who have begun the separation process may feel very alone. Research indicates that individuals may not be as alone as they feel because people are 75 percent more likely to become divorced if they have a friend that has been through a similar ordeal. Typically, a relationship is already unstable for a friend’s experience to influence another to consider a divorce.

Although statistics would make it appear as if divorce can be contagious, the increased rates are likely based on other factors. Experts believe that the fact that society is more accepting of a divorce plays a factor in the research results. In addition, if an individual is experiencing difficulty in a relationship, the experience of those around them to survive a divorce may encourage others to endure the often unpleasant process.

No matter the circumstances surrounding a high asset divorce, there is often pain, heartache and headache to process one. Pennsylvania family law attorneys are aware of the difficulty one may suffer through the process, the logistics of separating assets and handling sensitive custody negotiations. An attorney will listen and will advise the best options according to the client’s needs and desires.