In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds*. That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year. The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years. People wait an average of three years after a divorce to remarry.
The average divorce costs $25,000 in legal fees, and if you use a good law firm the costs can up to well over $100,000.
Researchers have found that typical marriages still have about a 50% chance of lasting.
The number of divorces change depending on state, income, age, and other demographical factors. Currently, the number of divorces for Baby Boomers has grown while divorces for individuals within the 25 – 39 age group has gone down according to Pew Research. While that may not seem like a high divorce rate, you can probably attest to the fact that at least half of your friends have gone through or are currently going through a divorce.
Divorce is the way that we legally end marriages in the United States. In most states, the process is called a “no-fault” divorce. This means that the parties will only claim that they can’t get along (irreconcilable differences) and there is no hope for them to work things out (irretrievably broken).