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Statistics to Consider Before Marriage

Divorce can be one of the scariest and most stressful times of a person’s life. You’ll have so many questions that you may be hesitant to proceed, but Family Law attorneys are there to answer them. They are there to help you and your family law, and offer the advice to see that your stress level is less pronounced.


One of the biggest reasons for divorce is simply failing to understand marriage in the first place. It’s easy to get caught up in the romance of a new relationship, which leads to thoughts of marriage, which leads to thoughts of a wedding, and then the momentum begins to build. Before long, the wedding date has come, and folks enter into this life-changing legal agreement without really understanding its ramifications.


Now, if you’re in love and want to spend the rest of your life with someone, we’re certainly not trying to stop you. But you should be informed, so here are some important facts and statistics about divorce:


  1. It is estimated that in the U.S., 40 to 50% of all first marriages will end in a divorce, while 60% of all second marriages end in divorce.


  1. If people decide they want to remarry after they have gone through a divorce, they typically wait on average about three to four years after the initial divorce. Many people believe that once is enough and they chose never to remarry after going through a divorce.


  1. On average, the length of a marriage that ends in a divorce is about nine years.


  1. Couples who marry under the age of 20 have the highest rate of divorce. Young couples under the age of 20 are 1.5 times as likely to get divorced than those who get married between the ages of 20 and 24 years old.


  1. In the United States, there is approximately one divorce every 36 seconds. That is 876,000 divorces a year or 16,800 divorces every week. That’s 2,400 divorces every single day. That is a lot of failed relationships.


Divorce can be a messy, stressful matter for everyone involved. Consulting with experienced divorce attorneys or child custody attorneys can help make the process far less difficult.

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