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Trends in U. S. Marriage and Divorce

By Brian D. Perskin & Associates, P.C.  Nov. 11, 2013 3:44p

Every generation seems to approach the areas of marriage and divorce differently. These differences are based on current cultural trends which can combine such matters as economic conditions, advances in the status of women, educational factors, and more. These changes are reflected in the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau which show that there has been a substantial increase in the number of women who fail to marry, especially in those aged 20 to 34. That particular age group is now referred to as the Millenials. In that group, only 21 percent have stated that they are married. This translates to about half the percentage of their parents' generation at the same age.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the marriage rate in the United States is 6.8 per 1,000 people. The divorce rate is 3.6 per 1,000 people. The CDC's current data shows an increasing time spent being unmarried in both women and men today as opposed to those in earlier years. Among women, the percentage of those currently married for the first time has decreased while there has been an increase in those who cohabit without the benefit of legal marriage. Among men, the same decrease in first marriages and increase in cohabitation has also been found in the current population as compared to men of previous years. Another recent trend in American marriage is the trend toward getting married at a later age for both men and women. A growing number of couples live together which delays first marriages across the United States.

Divorce and Family Law Firm in New York

While marriage may be decreasing, those who do marry sometimes find themselves facing divorce for various reasons. Divorce is known by most people as being one of life's most difficult and stressful experiences. Confusion, uncertainty, and conflict often accompany this legal process which is why it is best to seek the guidance of an attorney who practices divorce and family law in your local area. Whether your divorce is simple and uncontested or complex and much contested, you will want to understand how it will impact you and your future. Getting accurate legal advice about the various aspects of divorce, from child custody to how your marital property will be divided, is crucial and best sought from a proven law firm.

In the greater New York City area, you can turn to Brian D. Perskin & Associates, PC. The legal team at the firm has more than 40 years of collective experience in this field. They have served both same sex and straight clients throughout the New York City area, including Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. They fully understand how anxious you may be concerning your divorce or other family law problem and are prepared to help you with the supportive guidance you need. Their divorce services include negotiating the terms of your divorce outside the courtroom as well as aggressive litigation before a family court judge. Their goal is to make the divorce process as painless as possible. With that in mind, contact the firm to speak to an attorney about your potential divorce as soon as possible.

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