Divorce is so common in the U.S. that a staggering 42% of marriages end in divorce (and surprisingly, 80% are initiated by women). Of those whose first marriages fail and give marriage another chance, 60% of those marriages end in divorce as well. To help you end your marriage without breaking the bank, here are a few secrets to managing your attorney fees.
Compared to just 50 years ago, 42% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. While divorce is becoming more common in American society, more myths are developed each day about the topic and its proceedings. Here are five common myths about divorce and the realities that make them untrue.
If you or someone you know is going through a divorce, you likely have a lot to learn. Here are some interesting facts about divorce you might want to know moving forward.
Statistically speaking, 42% of all marriages end in divorce. And for second marriages, the chances are even higher, with 60% of all second time around nuptials ending in a split. And let’s face it, no one actually wants to get divorced. Divorce is a painful and often costly affair that can have negative effects on your family, children and emotional well-being.
For the rest of their lives, children of divorce often vividly recall the day their parents broke the news to them. Forthe Huffington Post writer, Rachel G. Scott, it’s a day that she’ll never forget.
If you and your spouse find yourselves considering divorce, know that you’re not alone. Despite changing divorce and marriage rates in the U.S., about 42% of marriages will end in divorce. Those who give marriage a second chance face a 60% chance of divorce. The majority of divorces — 80% — are initiated by women of all ages.
Children often get the short end of the stick when it comes to custody battles. They’re vulnerable and aren’t always capable of understanding the big picture. Only 11% of custody cases are determined during mediation with family lawyers present, which is generally a calmer, more civilized environment, but with 26.1% of parents having to seek government assistance to collect child support because of only 43.4% actually receive the money due them, these proceedings can sometimes be a little hostile. The parents understand why they’re getting divorced, but the children can often misunderstand and be terrified by the unknown future.
While the winter and the holidays are often jokingly referred to as “cuffing season,” the truth to that statement can make this time of year especially difficult for both divorcing partners and their loved ones. The holidays are the time of year where nostalgia, family, and togetherness are not only desired, they are the norm. While many families gather lovingly to feast, exchange presents, and spend quality time together, children of divorce may get a different experience, and the effect of such can be emotionally palpable.
In the United States, approximately 42% of all marriages end in divorce, and 60% of all second marriages end in divorce. From lawyers to custody, divorce — especially when children are involved — can be an emotionally and financially draining process. And while a certain amount of grief is expected, many fail to discuss the ways in which divorce can benefit not only yourself, but your children as well.