The divorce rate among baby boomers remains high in the U.S. During the last 20 years, the divorce rate has doubled for people age 50 and older. In 2010, one in four divorces in the U.S. was between couples in that age group.
Earlier this week, we wrote a blog post about so-called "gray divorce," which refers to the increasingly-common phenomenon of divorce after the age of 50.
Earlier this year, we wrote a Georgia family law blog post about the increasingly-common trend that is referred to in the media as "gray divorce." In that earlier post, we reported that, although the divorce rate has generally stabilized over the past 20 years, the rate for people over the age of 50 has actually doubled during that time period.
It is probably not inaccurate to say that most Marietta residents consider divorce to be something engaged in by relatively young couples; those who can't make it past the "seven-year itch." But according to new research, divorce is actually on the rise for a completely different demographic: members of the baby boomer generation.
According to some family law experts, the "Greatest Generation" has been replaced by the "greatest divorcing generation" as baby boomers are contributing mightily to the country's divorce rate.