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United States Census Bureau Releases Statistics Regarding Marriage and Divorce

The United States Census Bureau does much more than simply count the number of people living in the United States.  The bureau also compiles several different types of statistics, and the most recent effort by the bureau has updated some of the statistics regarding marriage and divorce in the United States.  In short, the divorce rate is down slightly from the release of the previous statistics, but the numbers are remaining steady in many other regards.

Specifically, 75 percent of people who have gotten married since 1990 have reached their 10-year anniversary, which is three percent higher than those who were married at least 10 years earlier.  However, the number of divorces that are ultimately filed remains about the same, in that approximately 50 percent of all first marriages will end in divorce.  That number has remained steady despite the fact that more people than ever before are cohabitating without obtaining an official marriage license.

There were other notable statistics published.  People tend to be older when they marry in the United States for the first time now than they used to be.  In 1950, the average age of a man getting married for the first time was 23, and the average age of a woman was 20.  Those average ages now sit at 28 for men and 26 for women.

San Diego Men’s Rights Lawyers

While the changes in the statistics regarding marriage in the United States are interesting, what remains problematic is the struggle that many husbands and fathers face when a divorce is contemplated by one or both spouses.  Those men in this position need to take immediate action to make sure that their legal rights are protected and that their interests are not scuttled during this process.

If you are facing the end of your marriage, you need to push past the emotional difficulty you’re feeling and seek the immediate legal help you need.  Contact the San Diego men’s rights lawyers at the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.