Often debts put a large amount of pressure on relationships and can lead to the breakdown of a marriage. Often debts and financial issues are quoted in divorce petitions as unreasonable behaviour. In short marriages there is often debt left from extravagant weddings. This needs to be dealt with when considering a financial agreement in divorce proceedings.
The pressure on couples to stage increasingly expensive “fairytale” weddings is now so great that some are now still trying to pay off the bills when they get divorced, family lawyers claim.