How To Divorce In A Bad Economy

08/06/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The economy is taking a toll on marriages, but it is tough on divorces, too. Couples can't unload their houses for enough cash to pay off their mortgages and home-equity debts, but job losses and tougher mortgage standards make it harder to afford splitting them, too. "I'm seeing many people who lose jobs and just don't have the money to pay their alimony and child support," says Jill Brooke of the online community First Wives World ( Here's how troubled couples can extricate themselves during troubled times.

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