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Factors that are correlated with higher divorce rates

On Behalf of | Nov 13, 2017 | Family Law |

Each year, a number of people in Florida file for divorce. While people do not get married with the idea that they will eventually get divorced, it still happens to a sizeable number of people. Multiple studies indicate that there are a number of factors that may predict the likelihood of getting divorced.

A researcher at the University of Utah found that couples who marry young have a much higher chance of getting divorced as do people who get married after age 32. Other research has identified additional factors that predict divorce. For example, researchers at Harvard found that the division of labor between husbands and wives may also increase the chances of divorce. In marriages in which the husbands only work part time, divorces are much likelier.

People who do not graduate from high school are also likelier to get divorced. Those who demonstrate contempt for their partners and those who are overly affectionate are both likelier to end the marriage. People who tend to withdraw during conflict and or use negative characterizations to describe their relationships are also more likely to get divorced.

No matter why people decide to get divorced, they will need to deal with multiple issues. Depending on the length of the marriages and the financial and familial circumstances of the spouses, they may need to settle disputes over property division, spousal support, child support, parenting time and custody. Experienced family law attorneys might help their clients navigate the complexities of divorce. Attorneys may be able to help their clients resolve their outstanding legal issues without having to go through lengthy court processes. In other cases, they may represent their clients in court in an effort to secure favorable resolutions for their clients.