Divorce Stats For 1st, 2nd & 3rd marriages

According to Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Illinois:

First Marriages: 45% to 50% marriages end in divorce

Second Marriages:  60% to 67% marriages end in divorce

Third Marriages:  70% to 73% marriages end in divorce.

What does this mean?  That marriage is not a safe bet or something to be entered into lightly.  Especially if you are getting married for a second or third time.

You should protect your interests (to say nothing of your heart) and engage a family law attorney to draft a prenuptial agreement.

Like marriage, divorce in the United States is under the jurisdiction of state governments, not the federal governmentDivorce or “dissolution of marriage” is a legal process in which a judge or other authority dissolves the bonds of matrimony existing between two persons, thus restoring them to the status of being single and permitting them to marry other individuals. The legal process for divorce may also involve issues of spousal supportchild custodychild supportdistribution of property and division of debt, though these matters are usually only ancillary or consequential to the dissolution of the marriage.

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