Intriguing facts about divorce in America

By |2022-04-04T17:48:10+00:0011 Dec 2018|Categories: Divorce|


To understand divorce in the United States, it’s important to take a look at some of the more interesting facts and statistics that have been compiled over the years. These can help you see why divorce tends to happen, what the odds are that it will happen to you and more. This understanding can then help you plan for your divorce and how to move forward with your life.

With that in mind, here are a few interesting facts to start with:

  • The highest that the divorce rate ever got, officially, is right around 50 percent. That happened back in the 1980s.
  • Since the 1980s, the divorce rate has actually fallen, though it is still thought that someone’s first marriage has roughly a 40 percent to 50 percent chance of ending in this manner.
  • To know what your odds of divorce are, start by looking at the way your state votes. Reports claim that couples in states that vote Republican are roughly 27 percent more likely end their marriages with a divorce.
  • Another thing to consider is whether one person smokes and the other does not. If so, it’s 75 percent more likely that you and your spouse will split up.
  • When families have no sons and only daughters, oddly enough, statistics show that divorce is about 5 percent more likely.
  • Overall, though, having children at all does make a couple a bit less likely to divorce than those who have no children together.

No matter how or why your marriage ends in divorce, you absolutely need to know all the legal steps you should take concerning property division, child custody and other important issues.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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