They say money cannot buy happiness, and there may be something to it. In fact, divorce experts note that it’s one of the leading causes of divorce in the United States. 

Much of the time, it’s just because two people do not agree on how they should spend, save or use their money. Some reports claim it’s the No. 1 reason for marital disagreements. Couples do not argue about anything as much as they argue about money. 

That can happen at any pay bracket. You could be living paycheck to paycheck or making $1 million a year and you could still disagree with your spouse about how you should use that money. It happens to everyone. For many couples, it’s an issue they just cannot get over, and they have no choice but to end the marriage.

For instance, say that you want to save as much as you can. You know how hard it is to earn money and, even though you have a great income now, you prefer to save it. Your spouse, though, feels like you should “enjoy” the money you have by spending it on anything that catches their eye. You start to feel like you’re competing or working against each other. This leads to disagreements, resentment and frustration, and those things, in turn, lead you to ask for a divorce. 

If this happens, make sure that you know what legal options you have. Money is a big part of marriage, but it’s also a crucial part of a divorce.