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Factors that increase the chances of divorce

Married couples in Texas may be aware that making a marriage work can require significant effort by both parties. However, they should also know about the risk factors that may increase the chance that their marriage may end in a divorce.

Individuals are more likely to get a divorce if their biological parents were divorced. According to a study that assessed data regarding almost 20,000 adults who had been adopted when they were children, there were more similar trends in marriage and divorce between the adults and their biological parents than with their adoptive parents. This is attributed to the fact that certain personality traits, such as impulsivity and neuroticism, which can be inherited, are associated with an increased likelihood of getting a divorce.

Another contributing factor to divorce is the difference in the alcohol habits between spouses. The results of a study conducted in 2014 showed that 45 to 55 percent of couples divorced less than 10 years after they were married if one spouse drank alcohol heavily and the other did not. For couples in which both spouses either drank or did not drink alcohol, only 35 percent of the couples divorced. Whether or not a couple gets married when they are young is also a strong indication of whether they will divorce. Statistics indicate that people who get married while they are in their teens or their early 20s are more likely to get divorced than couples who get married between their late 20s and early 30s.

Regardless of the cause, the end of a marriage carries with it a variety of legal issues that must be addressed. In many cases a settlement agreement negotiated by the couple with the assistance of their respective family law attorneys can put a relatively speedy end to the process.

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