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Data shows drop in divorces

Texas residents who may be faced with the prospect of getting divorced may often feel alone, especially if mosf of their friends and peers are married. However, it is important to remember that many others have gone through divorces even if they have since remarried and it is not an unusual experience anymore. This is true even despite some recent statistics which seem to indicate that the divorce rate in America may be falling.

While the number of divorces in the United States per 1,000 marriages may be lower than in close to 40 years, some suggest this isn't quite the good news it may initially seem. Factors like an increase in the number of couples who choose to live together without getting marriage can actually be part of skewing the overall picture. When these cohabitating couples break up, the divorce rate is not impacted.

In 1970, more than 76 out of every 1,000 women over the age of 15 were entering into new marriages. In the last six years, that number has ranged from 30 to 35. It may well be that Americans are avoiding marriage as much if not more than they are avoiding divorce.

Clearly getting divorced can be a complicated and difficult experience and that does not change based upon how many people are or are not getting divorced. Working with an attorney through the entire divorce process may help New Jersey residents to know they are taking care of every aspect of this significant change.

Source: Conservative Review, "US divorce rate his 40-year low. Here's what those numbers won't tell you.," Carly Hoilman, Nov. 26, 2017

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