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The Reality Of Divorce In The United States


There is a common belief among many people that half of the marriages in the United States end in divorce. The reality if quite different. According to an article in the New York Times, the divorce rate has actually been decreasing for several years. It suggests the high rates of the 70s and 80s were just an anomaly and not an actual trend.

Actual Marriage Statistics

It has been estimated that approximately 70 percent of people who were married during the 1990s celebrated their 15 anniversary. This is a 65 percent increase from couples who were married during the 70s and 80s. People marrying later in life have resulted in more successful marriages. During the 1950s, the median age to get married was approximately 23 for males and 20 for females. In the early 2000s, the median ages changed to 27 for males and 26 for females. If this trend continues, over 70 percent of marriages will not result in divorce.

Nevada Divorce Statistics

Many people go to Las Vegas to get married, the state of Nevada is also the top place when it comes to divorce. It’s estimated that over 13.8 percent of people older than 15 have experienced one. The average in the United States is approximately 11 percent. This is based on FindTheHome researchers, who obtained the information from the U.S. Census Bureau. There are many places around the United States where people have to wait for twelve months or longer to have marriage ending proceedings. In Nevada, this can happen after just a six-week residency in some situations.

Marriage Success

Researchers suggest that couples who don’t believe in ending a marriage, and embrace the married life, have happy marriages. Couples who have a joint bank account have a low rate for their marriage ending. When a couple does not combine their income, their rate raises to over 140 percent. These are couples who hold back from their spouse both financially and emotionally.

Prenuptial Agreements

It is advised when people are entering into marriage; they consider the realities of having a prenuptial agreement. The negotiating process can have an impact on the future of a marriage. Unless both people want the agreement, the suggestion of it could demonstrate a lack of faith when it comes to committing to the marriage. If only one person desires the agreement, it can cause harm in the marriage relationship. It’s important both individuals know and understand why they want a prenuptial agreement. It can be a benefit at this time; a couple should seek the services of an attorney to make their verbal agreement into a legal reality.

Divorce Attorney Benefits

Even with the best effort of both individuals, a marriage can end. It is an emotionally challenging situation. An experienced divorce attorney can make it possible for an individual to focus on the big picture. They can keep a bad situation from becoming worse and prevent long-lasting negative effects on a person’s life.

For family law legal counsel contact Ghandi Deeter Blackham Law Offices today by calling 702-878-1115.

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