Divorce Rate in America

With an estimated  50% divorce rate in America, people are losing faith in marriage, rather than thinking about that number and what it means. First, one must examine the numbers that only refer to people who are getting married for the first time. Of all first time marriages, 41% of those marriages end in divorce.

The reason for this number can be linked to many things. For one, Americans tend to marry younger than many European or Asians, which may be one reason for the high rate. Ages 24 and younger who get married have a much higher percentage chance of getting divorced (about 50%), while people who get married at an older age have a lower chance of getting divorced.

However, when looking at those people who get married for a second or third time, the chance of getting divorced again is higher. For second marriages the divorce rate is 60%, and for third marriages, over 70%. All these numbers are counted in that overall 40-50% American divorce rate. Those who get divorced once are much more likely to get divorced again.

One thing that has been found to keep people from getting a divorce is children. Those couples with children are much less likely to get a divorce, even if they are having marriage problems. These couples are more likely to try and to work things out.

Speak with a San Marcos Divorce Lawyer

If you or a loved one is involved in family law litigation or a divorce case with child support, custody, or visitation issues, and need legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact the Fischer & Van Thiel Family Law Firm of San Marcos at (760) 757-6854 today to get solid legal advice and a professional divorce lawyer consultation.