Here’s what 47% of French people would do if they had more money!

Here’s what 47% of French people would do if they had more money!
Here’s what 47% of French people would do if they had more money!

The results of a recent study conducted by Yomoni reveal a surprising reality: many French people would consider divorce if their financial situation changed radically. The question of the costs of divorce proceedings and the reasons preventing separations show to what extent money can influence personal decisions.

How much does a divorce really cost in 2024?

The majority of French people overestimate the costs of divorce proceedings.

For a contentious divorce by legal procedure, 35% of French people estimate the cost between €8,000 and €10,000, while the real average is between €2,000 and €8,000.

For divorces by mutual consent, 34% of those questioned think that it costs between €6,000 and €8,000, while the reality is between €1,000 and €4,000.

Divorce procedures Cost
By mutual consent Between €1,000 and €4,000
Litigation by legal procedure Between €2,000 and €8,000

This discrepancy shows a lack of knowledge of the real costs associated with divorce, which can influence couples’ decisions.

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The preferred procedure: mutual consent

All generations favor divorce by mutual consent. More than 60% of respondents prefer this option, with Generation Z in the lead at 68%, compared to 54% for Baby Boomers.

This choice highlights a trend towards less conflictual and less costly separations.

But lack of money remains a major obstacle for 49% of French people, preventing them from divorcing despite their desire to separate. Shared memories (47%) and fear of loneliness (40%) are also deterrent factors.

Why don’t the French divorce?

The reasons for not divorcing vary depending on the generation:

  • Generation Z: lack of money, possible repercussions (harassment, aggression), connections/memories.
  • Generation Y: connections/memories, lack of money, loneliness.
  • Generation X: links/memories, age, loneliness.
  • Baby boomers: age, loneliness, connections/memories.

These differences show that concerns evolve with age and life experiences.

Sudden wealth: factor in divorce?

The study reveals that almost 1 in 2 French people (47%) would consider divorce if they suddenly became very rich.

This phenomenon transcends generations, although Generation X is the most likely to leave their partner (51%) in the event of sudden wealth, compared to 43% for Generation Z.

These figures show a complex perception of marriage and wealth. Despite the clichés, the desire for a change of life, motivated by financial improvement, remains strong.

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