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Occupations in which divorce is more common

Texas couples may be more likely to get a divorce if they work in certain fields including the military according to a nationwide analysis of census data conducted by a career website. Several aspects of a military career create stressful conditions in a relationship including deployment and psychological issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Frequent moves were another stressor related to a military career.

First-enlisted military supervisors had the highest rate of divorce by the age of 30 of any profession in or out of the military. Also in the top 10 were mechanics, logisticians and automotive service technicians. Two other military jobs, tactical operations and air weapons, also appeared in the top 10.

Divorce rates have been on the decline since peaking in 1980, but more than 40 percent of all first marriages still end in divorce. Furthermore, divorce among older Americans has risen with more than a 100 percent increase for baby boomers compared to the rate in 1990. There is a particular risk in these so-called "gray divorces" of financial instability afterward, and women may be especially vulnerable. Disagreements over finances are also a common reason for divorce across all age groups.

A divorce may result in a complex family law case. For example, one parent might seek sole custody with limited or no visitation for the other parent if there are issues such as domestic abuse. In less complicated cases, parents may be able to reach an agreement regarding custody and visitation without going through litigation. They might want to have the assistance of their respective attorneys when attempting to negotiate one.

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