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You got married in 2010. It was a wonderful day, and you have the pictures to prove it. Are you likely to still be married?
The average length of a first marriage in the United States clocks in at seven years. Most of those people get married for a second time, which can also end in divorce. Second marriages have a 60% chance of ending, and third marriages have a 73% chance of divorce. The odds increase the more marriages someone has.
While seven years is the national average, looking at things on a more local level shows you that some areas are outliers. For instance, Oklahoma has the highest divorce rate at 65%, while Hawaii has the lowest rate at 20%.
Many factors can affect a marriage ending, including:
Statistically, most people divorce at age 30, and the highest age range for divorce is 25-39.
Statistics say almost half of all marriages will end in divorce. Some studies claim this trend is changing in the 21st century, possibly because:
No matter where you live, statistics show that your marriage could end far before you assumed it would on your wedding day. When divorce is on the horizon, you need to know your legal rights.
This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified divorce lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact an attorney in your area from our directory to discuss your specific legal situation.