They don’t want to sell their home, in Huntsville, Ala., in a down market. They can’t afford two households until Ms. Brewster finds steady work. So for now, they are living under the same roof but on separate floors.Unwinding the ties of matrimony is rarely simple or inexpensive, but for many couples, the sour economy is complicating the process further.Divorce lawyers say many couples are delaying the decision to dissolve marriages and are staying in unpleasant situations for fear of being on their own at a time of economic uncertainty. Others are being forced to live together after the divorce is final for financial convenience.
By Jennifer Levitz, July 13, 2009 WSJ

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