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Data on marriage and divorce in the U.S.

On Behalf of | Mar 21, 2023 | Alimony, blog

Whether your relationship with your spouse has fallen apart as a result of disagreements regarding finances or raising children, or your relationship cannot recover from an extramarital affair, it is vital to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of divorce. From child custody to property division and other legal issues, the way you approach the divorce process could have a significant impact on your future.

You might feel hesitant to get a divorce because you worry about what comes next, feel pressured to make the marriage work out or lack confidence in your ability to secure a favorable outcome. This highlights the importance of preparing for divorce-related issues, and you should never feel hopeless or trapped in a toxic marriage.

Marriages and divorces have declined in recent years

The U.S. Census Bureau published data on couples who decided to get a divorce between 2009 and 2019. During this period, the divorce rate in the U.S. went down. In 2019, 7.6 out of every 1,000 women 15 and older got a divorce, compared to 9.7 in 2009.

That said, it is important to keep in mind that the marriage rate also dropped during this period. In 2019, 16.3 marriages occurred out of every 1,000 women 15 and older, compared to 17.6 in 2009.

Ending your marriage with confidence

Sometimes, the decision to end a marriage is difficult, but you may have no doubt that filing for divorce has become necessary. If you have decided to end your marriage, remember that many other people are in a similar situation. Develop a clear understanding of any legal topics related to your divorce and strive to work toward a happier future.


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