Eye Opening Divorce Statistics

January has been given the unfortunate monicker of “Divorce Month” by the media. Their claim that this month is the month in which most divorce filings are seen makes sense. After all, people look at the new year as a time to get a fresh start. What better way than by moving on from an unhappy marriage, right? The truth, however, is that here at Cohen & Winters we see divorces all the time. There is no one month that is right for divorce because life is always happening.

These divorce statistics will give you an idea of why one month being more likely to lead to divorce isn’t likely. After all, marriages happen all the time and at all ages, so it makes sense that divorces do as well.

  • The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
  • The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
  • The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%
  • Mean age at first divorce:
    • For Males: 30.5 yrs.
    • For Females: 29 yrs.
  • Median age at second divorce:
    • For Males: 30.5 yrs.
    • For Females: 29 yrs.
  • Median number of years people wait to remarry after their first divorce:
    • For Males: 3.3 yrs.
    • For Females: 3.1 yrs.
  • Average length of divorce proceedings: 1 year

Divorce happens, but not always on a schedule. If you have questions about divorce or just need a team to help you walk through options, get in touch with our New Hampshire divorce attorneys. We take pride in walking with our clients through difficult times and advising them on the best course of action for their circumstances.

Source: divorcestatistics.com

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