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Pennsylvania Divorce Facts

By Cairns Law Offices  Jul. 23, 2013 9:47a

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported that 70,120 marriages took place in the state in 2012 while 36,345 divorces or annulments were completed. Compare this to 1950 statistics where 89,669 marriages occurred with only 12,096 divorces or annulments. As evidenced by these statistics, marriages are down and divorces are significantly higher. According to further statistics from this state agency, marriages of a duration of 5 to 9 years had the highest percentage of divorces at close to 25 percent. Marriages that lasted under 5 years had the next highest divorce percentage at 21.6 percent. The percentage of divorce gradiently reduces the longer a marriage lasts beyond 9 years.

The organization states that the highest divorce rate in the world is in Russia at 5 per 1,000 people. The United States was rated 6th in the world by this organization with a divorce rate of 3.4 per 1,000 people. It further states that both men and women who marry at 20 to 24 years of age have the highest rate of divorce. For women this rate stands at 36.6 percent while for men it stands at 38.8 percent. The divorce rate continues to rise upon second and third marriages in this country. For first marriages, the rate is 50 percent. For second marriages, it increases to 67 percent while for third marriages it goes up to 74 percent. Childlessness seems to be a factor in many divorces: 66 percent of all divorced couples have no children. According to, Pennsylvania has the 6th lowest divorce rate at 9.2 percent in the United States.

Uncontested Divorce Lawyer Serving Pennsylvania

Divorce is never easy and can frequently be fraught with high levels of stress, anxiety, confusion, and a major hit on your finances. This is especially true for those who engage in courtroom battles over any number of issues from child custody to who gets the family pet. Many couples, however, wish only to facilitate the process, making it as fast, easy, and affordable as possible. These couples can take advantage of the no-fault uncontested divorce process that can be completed in as little as 30 days without ever stepping into a courtroom or even a law office.

At Cairns Law Offices, Attorney Jim Cairns has devised The Divorce Wizard, an online system for obtaining an uncontested divorce that allows you do everything over the internet. His system analyzes your case, calculates your total legal fees, qualifies you for the process, and gets you started with the procedure through his office, all online. You can file your divorce in 10 minutes and pay at your own pace. This is not a divorce kit or a paper mill; your low-cost divorce is prepared and submitted by a licensed attorney whom you can call and talk to at any time. To learn more about this unique procedure for a fast, easy, and cheap Pennsylvania divorce, contact the law office for a free consultation or visit the firm's website at

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