Is the divorce rate lower than previously thought?
When people think of getting a divorce, they sometimes think that it is almost an inevitable end to a marriage. Some of the statistics about divorce say that half of all marriages end in divorce, but one person who has studied divorces begs to differ on that statistic. Virginia residents might like to hear about what this expert has to say about divorce.
The social researcher has done an 8-year study on the divorce rate. She says that fewer than half of all marriages end in divorce. According to her research, the figure is around 28 percent. She says that Census Bureau data shows that 72 percent of people are married to their first spouse.
One interesting point that the researcher touched upon during her research was how church attendance affected divorce. She noted that people who identified themselves as Christians had approximately the same divorce rate as the general public. That rate dropped dramatically, however, in people who reported that they attended church in the last week.
According to the researcher, the 50 percent divorce rate is coming from sociologists and others who are giving out their predictions. She says that people have been given a divorce myth.
Regardless of what the actual divorce rate in the country actually is, people who are having marital problems that can't be fixed might decide that divorce is the best option for them. If this is the case for you, knowing how to protect your interests during the divorce is vital to ensure that you get a divorce settlement that gives you the best start at a new life.
The attorneys at HALE BALL MURPHY, PLC can assist with any needed changes that come with divorce (like name change). This includes both traditional legal marriages and common law marriages. Contact our team today for legal aid.
Source: The Blaze, "Is Everything We've Been Told About Marriage and Divorce Completely Wrong?" Billy Hallowell, May. 06, 2014
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