Research data recently released by the Bowling Green State University revealed that compared to nearly 40 years ago, the current divorce rate in the U.S. is at a considerable low, an article of Time reported on November 17.
In the data released by the “National Center for Family and Marriage Research,” they have recorded 1.69% of married couples divorced last year, compared to the near 2.3% divorce rate recorded in 1980. The researchers noted that while divorce rate has been a 40-year low, there was an increase in people getting married. The data showed that last year’s marriage rate was 3.22% of unmarried women became married, compared to the 31.9% recorded in the year earlier and the highest since 2009. Researchers determined the figures by analyzing data of women whose age is 15 or older and their marriage status. According to the report, the data could not provide a definite explanation for the declining divorce rate, and researchers also noted that first marriages have a chance of lasting compared to succeeding marriages, leading to the widely-debated statistic that 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce.
Though nationwide divorce rates have been declining, the Law Offices of Baden V. Mansfield understands that some individuals in Manhattan Beach are considering filing for divorce. If you are in such situation, we may offer you all the legal support you need while you are dealing with emotional hardships. Call us today at (310) 546-5858 to learn more about your options.