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Optimistic divorce statistics

Georgia couples may imagine that divorce rates are high based on various reports they have heard through the years, and many have heard estimates of at least half of U.S. marriages ending in divorce. However, these estimates are no longer accurate according to a recent report, as some studies indicate that the divorce rate is declining. Although rates were reportedly high during the 1970s and 1980s, those statistics may reflect a short-term change that has since leveled out.

It has been reported that for marriages beginning in the 1990s, 70 percent have reached at least the 15th anniversary. Those who married in the 2000s are showing even lower rates of divorce. One factor that may have contributed to higher divorce rates in earlier decades may be the feminist movement. Meanwhile, many people are waiting to marry until later in their lives, allowing for more maturity in the marriages. The median marriage ages for men and women in 2004 were 27 and 26. Those ages were 23 and 20 in the 1950s.

Some experts indicate that a continuing trend of decreasing divorce rates could mean that no more than one-third of marriages will be affected by divorce in the future. A collaborative approach to both home and career responsibilities may be a factor in this decline. Additionally, modern marriages tend to be more focused on common interests, resulting in better long-term prospects.

Although divorce rates have shown a decline, the issue is still a reality for many couples. With one-third of marriages expected to end in divorce, related challenges can affect both spouses and children. An individual who is faced with an unexpected divorce can experience emotional and financial turmoil, and legal representation may be helpful for approaching issues such as child custody and property division.

Source: The Huffington Post , "The Truth About The Divorce Rate Is Surprisingly Optimistic", Brittany Wong, December 02, 2014

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