New research continues to pour in on divorce rates and the effects of a
divorce. Some of the results are surprising, and some are rather obvious.
What do you think of the following report? According to research conducted
by the National Center for Marriage and Family Research (NCFMR) at Bowling
Green State University, the divorce rate has increased among women. Their
report, released this year, said that currently, 15 percent of American
women are either divorced or
separated, this compared to less than one percent of American women being divorced
or separated in 1920. This divorce statistic was gleaned from the National
Vital Statistics, Decennial Census, and American Community Survey.
A co-director at NCFMR has said that this statistic is related to how culture
has changed, that not only has divorce rate increased substantially, but
the rate of women remarrying has also declined over the years. And according
to the American Law and Economics Review, more than two-thirds of the
divorces filed in the United States are filed by women. As culture and
cultural attitudes change, and as more and more women are going for a
divorce, research has also shown a spike in the divorce rate for couples
who are older than 50.
In whatever circumstance you find yourself facing a
divorce, one thing is certain, your future is at stake. This means successfully
navigating your way through a complex legal process, a process that continually
grows more complex. For as cultural perceptions change, so too do divorce laws.
You need the counsel and assistance of a local attorney who not only thoroughly
understands state laws, but is completely up-to-date in the constant changes
in legislation. You can find this experienced Long Island divorce attorney
at the Meyers Law Group, P.C. Learn how our commitment and skill can help
you and your family forge the next chapter in life when you
contact our firm today!