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Researchers examine age that many people end up getting a divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2019 | Divorce

In New Jersey and elsewhere, most people marry with the expectation that they will stay united. The reality, though, is that marriages don’t always last. Statistics suggest that close to 50 percent of them result in divorce proceedings. Here is a look at what age many married individuals today might end up experiencing divorce.

Researchers recently examined people’s marital outcomes at various ages back in 2017. Based on answers to inquiries about their marital statuses as well as number of marital unions, about 10 percent of those age 30 had been divorced already. Meanwhile, this percentage ended up maxing out at 63 years old. That is when around 41 percent of respondents had gone through a divorce.

The researchers also took a look at data from 1960 and from 1980. In their research, they learned that the number of 20-somethings who had gotten divorced several decades ago was much larger than it was back in 2016. On the contrary, the number of older people who had gotten divorced was much smaller decades ago than it was in 2017.

No matter the age that people decide to divorce, the process can be complicated to navigate both legally and financially. This is especially true for divorcing spouses who cannot find common ground on such matters as property distribution and alimony. Fortunately, an attorney in New Jersey can provide those going through divorce with the guidance needed to achieve the most personally favorable outcomes possible in light of the circumstances. The attorney’s ultimate goal is to make sure that the client’s rights and best interests are upheld throughout the proceedings.