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Is the Divorce Rate Rising or Falling in the United States?

You’ve probably heard the “common knowledge” that half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. However, the numbers show something different and also shed light as to whether marriages are ending in divorce more now than in the past. According to divorce statistics compiled in 2020, the actual percentage of marriages that end in… Read More »

Divorce Rate for Newlyweds Down 50 Percent Since 1993

A new study indicates that the number of couples getting divorced after just three years of marriage was cut half over the last 25 years. Divorce rates in general hit their all-time high in 1993 after starting to rise in the 1960s. For couples married for five years or more, the rate has fallen by… Read More »

Study Evaluates How Divorce Rates Influenced by Field of Work

Researchers have long studied the effects of people’s jobs on various factors of their lives, including their health, happiness, stress levels and financial security. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that certain fields of work can have more of a toll on relationships than others, resulting in increased divorce rates for those who serve… Read More »

Millennials Credited for Shrinking Divorce Rate in America

Millennials have been blamed for the devastation of fast casual restaurants, napkins, cereal, box stores, diamonds and fabric softener, among many other products and industries. But a recent report actually gives the generation — made up of people born between 1982 and 2000 — credit for shrinking the divorce rate in the United States. A… Read More »

A Look at Divorce Statistics by Generation

U.S. divorce rates have risen and fallen over the past several decades. During that time, each generation has had its own approach to divorce. The divorce rate peaked during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but ever since it has been on a steady decline. However, the number of new marriages that fail is still… Read More »

The Cost of Divorce at an Older Age

In general, the longer you have been together as a married couple, the more assets you have collected and the more expensive and drawn-out the divorce process will be. In addition, recovering financially from your divorce before your retirement can be more difficult, considering how close you are to your retirement age. According to Pew… Read More »

Important Issues in Late-Life Divorce

Although the overall rate of divorce is on the decline, the same may not hold true for those in the 50 and older range. So-called “gray divorces” are on the rise and present their own set of difficulties and issues to resolve. Since 1990, the divorce rate has doubled for those over the age of… Read More »

Contrary to Popular Belief, National Divorce Rate is Declining

You’ve probably heard the statistic thrown around that 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, and that the amount of divorces in America is increasing all the time. However, a recent piece from the New York Times suggests that neither of these “facts” are true. The following are few of the facts presented in… Read More »

Military Divorce Rates at Lowest Level in a Decade

New statistics released by the U.S. Department of Defense indicate that the divorce rate among service members decreased again in 2014, putting it at the lowest point it has been since 2005. The statistics include divorces among both officers and enlisted service members. Pentagon officials say that the military divorce rate was 3.1 percent in… Read More »

More Couples over Age 50 are Divorcing

Some might say that divorce is at epidemic levels in the United States. We’ve all heard the statistic that 50 percent of marriages end up in divorce — and while, in actuality, this figure is a misrepresentation, the truth is that America’s divorce rates are the highest in the world. Additionally, older couples are divorcing… Read More »