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How do dropping marriage rates affect divorce rates?

On Behalf of | Dec 16, 2022 | Family Law

It goes without saying that the rise and fall of marriage rates invariably affect divorce rates, and vice-versa. A downward trend in marriages can sometimes accompany a rise in divorces, while at other times the two might fall in tandem.

Marriage and divorce rates are things that affect individuals, society and even the law. By understanding how a dropping marriage rate can affect divorce rates and divorce law, you can inform your own approach to divorce.

Does a lower marriage rate lead to lower divorce rates?

The events of 2020 and beyond has an effect on marriage and divorce rates. The fall of both statistics alongside one another can indicate an overall lack of financial security or a shift in priorities or values. While it might be that fewer marriages naturally lead to fewer divorces, it also may be the case that both trends correlate with other external factors.

How does a lower marriage rate affect the field of divorce law?

Societal factors and new views on marriage can change the way that the law and lawyers should view the topic of divorce. In the event that you or your spouse puts the topic of divorce on the table during your marriage, it is important to seek information from a professional who understands the field in its current state as well as your own personal circumstances.

Trends in marriage rates very often correlate with trends in divorce rates but do not always affect each other directly. As these trends develop into new long-term norms, adaptability becomes even more important in how individuals approach their own divorce matters.