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Assessing the divorce rate between generations

On Behalf of | Sep 15, 2021 | Divorce

There are many factors that might lead a California divorce. While these are frequently viewed as problems within the marriage, other issues might be relevant when gauging whether the union is destined to end in divorce. This could be important when thinking about moving forward with a filing.

What researchers say about demographic divorce rates

Demographics and when people decide to get married are two aspects that researchers have considered when analyzing divorce. A University of Maryland researcher found an 18% reduction in overall divorces from 2008 to 2016. This goes beyond fewer people getting divorced and a significant portion of it is because people got married when they were older. Statistically, those who get married at a more advanced age get divorced less often.

Generationally, Millennials between 22 and 37 and Generation X from 38 to 53 are focusing on other areas of life such as their careers and finances before getting married. It was also found that baby boomers from 54 to 72 commonly married when they were young, then divorced and remarried. A separate study from Bowling Green University showed that between 1990 and 2015, divorces for those 55 to 64 doubled. For people 65 and up, they tripled. Starting in 1990, there was a reduction in divorce for people younger than 35.

Understanding facts about divorce can be crucial when weighing options

Increasingly, people are choosing to live together and have children without getting married. Although people who are married and thinking about the future might not believe these statistics are applicable to them, they do provide a window into potential challenges that might arise in a marriage. When considering a divorce at any time, it is imperative to have experienced guidance to help with support, child custody, property division and more.