In the past, it was not common to see married couples deciding to split up after they had reached the age of 50. Usually, by this time married couples have been in relationships for a significant period of time with more financial and emotional ties formed than many younger couples in Georgia. However, recent divorce statistics released have revealed that the number of divorces for people older than 50 years has doubled in the last two decades.
Has the divorce rate really remained at 50 percent in the U.S. over the last decade? While many previous reports have said that the divorce rate has been steady and that half of all marriages will end in divorce, this may not really be the case.
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If you have been thinking about filing for divorce from your spouse, you may have decided to hold off on your divorce until after the holiday season. This is a highly common approach among couples in Atlanta and across the country, especially if they have children for whom they want to preserve the happy memories of the holidays. For others, the holiday season is just too busy on its own without adding on the often-monumental task of divorce.
Last year, more than 30,000 military couples ended their marriages, marking the highest military divorce rate since 1999. The reasons for this increase are not difficult to discern: The United States' involvement in multiple overseas conflicts means that more service members are being deployed more often for longer lengths of time.
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 recent statistics from the Pentagon, the military divorce rate is currently about 3.7 percent. This means that nearly four percent of military marriages end every year in the United States. In comparison, the civilian divorce rate is about 3.5 percent.
Although statistics seem to indicate that the divorce rate has remained constant over the past several decades, a closer look reveals otherwise, according to a recent CNBC report. Specifically, the number of people who have been divorced has dropped significantly in the past decade, especially among younger people, indicating that the overall divorce rate will soon be on the decline.
Today, women are waiting longer to get married than they ever have before, due to a variety of changing cultural norms and priorities. However, more than half of women in Georgia and across the U.S. still get married before they turn 30. And because the divorce rate continues to hover around 50 percent, many of these young marriages end, leaving about 10 percent of women divorced by 30.