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Divorce rates are lower than 50 percent, report says

According to popular conception, at least 50 percent of marriages do not last. However, this conception may be based in more myth than fact, report authorities. Arizona couples might take interest in a Dec. 2 New York Times report asserting that approximately 70 percent of marriages that began in the 1990s are still intact and that divorce rates are actually in decline.

In the 1950s, many women married under the idea that the husband would be the breadwinner while the wife stayed at home, authorities say. However, in the 1970s, women began to work outside the home and earn their own income. For some women who married just before or during this time, their marriages might have ended in divorce for the reason that their partner was no longer the right person for the times, authorities suggest.

Over the past few decades, marriages have become more stable, authorities report. Purportedly, some of the decline in the divorce rate has resulted from fewer people getting married. Both men and women are reportedly marrying later in life, and marriage usually occurs after couples live together prior to agreeing to marriage, a custom that was not common for many of their predecessors.

Irrespective of trends, divorce is an option that proves inescapable for many couples in Arizona. Although there are many valid reasons for dissolving a marriage, the dissolution process can be difficult, arduous and even confusing.

For this reason, many divorcing individuals turn to a family law attorney, who may supply counsel and advocacy with regard to critical issues like property division and child custody. In the event that mediation fails to satisfy these and other issues in an agreeable way, the lawyer may provide representation at trial.

Source: The Huffington Post, "The Truth About The Divorce Rate Is Surprisingly Optimistic", Brittany Wong, December 02, 2014

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