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The rise and fall of divorce

It is a popular belief in this country that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. However, this idea might have stemmed from a historical anomaly, authorities state in recent media reports. Moreover, couples in Texas considering marriage may be heartened to hear that the divorce rate is in reality on the decline, purportedly.

If current trends continue, only about one-third of married couples today will not endure, authorities report. Whereas a shift in the view of gender roles may have provoked the increase in divorce rates three or four decades ago, research shows that contemporary couples are marrying at more advanced ages, resulting in more mature marriages. Reportedly, some 35 percent of marriages that commenced in the 1970s and 1980s lasted fewer than 15 years. However, couples who wed in the 1990s were five percent more likely to remain together past the 15-year mark, some statistics indicate.

The increasing maturity of marriages may be a critical factor. While the median age for marriage in the 1950s was 20 for women and 23 for men, those numbers increased to 26 for women and 27 for men in 2004, research shows. If divorce trends continue to go down at their purported present rate, America will soon be a country where two out of three marriages last, according to authorities.

Although fewer divorces might be good for the institution of marriage and society in whole, not every couple is meant to stay together forever. For some people, remaining in their marriage can be disastrous and divorce is a positive, necessary course of action. Yet, the process of divorce does not necessarily have to be messy, especially when divorcing individuals are represented by attorneys with experienced-based insight into matters of family law.

Source: The Huffington Post, "The Truth About The Divorce Rate Is Surprisingly Optimistic", Brittany Wong, December 09, 2014

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