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Is it easier to choose divorce when you're wealthy?

Despite how often people say that "money can't buy happiness," they often act surprised when wealthy individuals still have troubles in their personal lives. For instance, you often see celebrities and other rich couples head to divorce court, and people wonder how it could have happened when they didn't have any financial stress and really had everything -- materialistically speaking -- that they wanted.

What this shows it that divorce really does happen for a lot of reasons. Being wealthy does not mean a couple will be happy, that one spouse will not be unfaithful to the other, or that they won't have some of the same marital issues as less well-to-do couples, like a lack of commitment or communication problems.

On top of that, some have speculated that the financial side of a divorce is less daunting for the wealthy. They don't have to worry about making ends meet or finding work after a divorce. They're not really that worried about paying the bills and covering court costs. For less well-off couples, it may actually be harder to decide to get a divorce when they have so many financial questions about the future.

That said, a high-asset divorce can be far more complicated. It may be affordable, but there is also far more at stake. People aren't dividing up credit card debt and a bank account. They're dividing assets that could give them financial security for the rest of their lives. The decisions made in court have a drastic impact on their assets. That's why it is so important for these couples to know all of the legal options they have.

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