If you are thinking of filing for divorce, you may be feeling uncertain about your decision. However, a look at some statistics reveals that many people are in a similar situation across the country. An experienced family law attorney can guide you though the legal maze of court hearings and petitions, helping you achieve the best outcome from your divorce.
Over 3,000 Divorces Occur In Pennsylvania Every Month
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the divorce rate in Pennsylvania has been holding steady at around 3,000 per month for the last several years. This means that over 6,000 individuals successfully go through the divorce process and find life on the other side each month.
By Age 50, 41% of Once-Wed Women Have Been Divorced
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that of U.S. women who have been wed at least once, over 41% are divorced by the time they turn 50. However, only 27% of 35 to 39 year old women have been divorced when polled in 2009. To put this in perspective, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data from 2009, 85% of all Americans have been married at least once by age 40.
Around 50% of Marriages End in Divorce
With more couples choosing to cohabitate, the 50% mark may be dropping in the coming years, but still rings true for most of America. Comparing the statistics of the marriages and divorces within a single year, there are twice as many marriages as divorces. In 2010, 67,950 marriages and 34,899 divorces were registered in Pennsylvania, according to the state’s Department of Health.
No matter what the statistics say, every marriage is unique—and you need a knowledgeable divorce lawyer to fight on your behalf. Pennsylvania attorney Michael E. Eisenberg, Esq. is an experienced family law practitioner who understands how to best help you end your marriage. Call our Hatboro office at (267) 722-8383 to schedule a free divorce consultation today.