For generations it seems, American society has been living with certain assumptions regarding divorce, and these assumptions have basically been adopted as norms. However, the more we study this issue the more we seem to learn, and many of these ‘norms’ are being debunked over time. It seems the latest assumption that came under scrutiny involved the percentage of divorces that are initiated by women, and the results were surprising to many.
Specifically, the American Association of Retired People, or the AARP, recently completed a study of married couples who pursued a divorce. The study found that of those taking part in the study, nearly two-thirds of divorce cases are initiated by women between the ages of 40 and 79. The most common reason the women gave for filing for divorce included neglect that was verbal, emotional or physical in nature. In addition, more than 25 percent of the men in the study were completely surprised by the divorce as compared to only 14 percent of the women involved in the study.
Clearly, this study tends to fly in the face of the assumption that when older people obtain a divorce, it is most often started by a man who perhaps is entering a midlife crisis. Experts who have seen the results of the study have commented along the lines of women becoming more independent in modern times and more able to generate their own income.
San Diego Divorce Lawyers
Divorces can begin for just about any reason, and no one looks forward to going through this process. However, when the process does begin the husband needs to take immediate steps to make sure that his legal rights and interests are properly protected and enforced. This can be done by seeking the help of experienced professionals who have helped many clients through this difficult process.
If you are facing the possibility of the end of your marriage, you need to seek the help of San Diego divorce lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of husbands and fathers for many years. Contact the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.