A story on NPR's Morning Edition yesterday discussed the link between the recovery from recession and a rebound in the divorce rate.
Divorces are expensive, no question about it. Conventional wisdom and CBS News say theorize that when finances are especially tight (for example, during a recession) the divorce rate drops. The corollary to that appears to be this: when finances become more manageable again, all those divorces that had been put off will come pouring through the court system. I hope everyone's ready.