In many New York divorce cases, there are countless assets that must be divided between the divorcing couple. Especially in a high-asset divorce, one asset that may not be immediately thought of, but which could later be the source of contention, is the wedding ring itself. According to a recent study issued from professors at Emory University, pricey wedding rings and extravagant weddings may be harbingers of a breakup later on.
After surveying over 3,000 individuals, the professors observed that heavier wedding spending tended to correlate with shorter marriages. In particular, more expensive engagement rings also tended to correspond with less-lengthy marriages. According to the data, couples who shelled-out more than $20,000 for their weddings -- not including the cost of the ring -- were over 45 percent more likely than average to get a divorce later on. Those who spent less than $20,000 but more than $10,000 were 29 percent more likely than average to divorce.