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Studies Show Link Between Age and Divorce Rates

There have been many studies performed into the causes for divorce. Some of the most common factors include whether either spouse has been divorced before, the presence of abuse or violence in the relationship and the age of the couple.

The divorce rate for those who marry on the younger side is quite high:

  • 59 percent of marriages for women who get married before 20 end in divorce within 15 years
  • 60 percent of couples married between 20 and 25 get divorced
  • 48 percent of those married before 18 are divorced within 10 years

These statistics come from different studies, but there is a consistent theme: marriages that occur at particularly young ages do not tend to last.

There are a variety of potential reasons for this. One could simply be the maturity level of the people being married. People who are still quite young might not be emotionally ready for the commitment and challenges associated with a lifelong marriage.

There’s also the issue of finances. People who get married very young do so before they are financially stable. Financial challenges are an issue that can lead to some strife within a marriage, and could potentially be a root factor for divorce.

For people who get married while still teenagers, there is a chance the marriage could be arranged by families, or that it could be due to an abusive relationship.

Interested in learning more about how to proceed with a divorce? Contact an experienced attorney in Minneapolis at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A. for more information about the best legal strategies to employ.

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