Some recent statistics show that the younger an individual gets married, the more likely they are to be facing divorce down the road. Divorce is legally and emotionally complicated, and even more so when there are children involved. Not only does age impact a divorce, but also having unplanned children, children prior to marriage, and one’s education level can increase the risk of divorce.
However, it is a misconception that 50% of marriages end in divorce. The overall divorce rate has been decreasing since the early 1980s. Some of the decline in the divorce rate is due to many couples choosing to marry when they are older rather than younger. Couples who marry when they are at a mature age have had more life experience, established their careers, led independent lives and tend to be grounded and more secure in the person they have become. All of these reasons give people who marry later in life the foundation they need to have a successful marriage and avoid divorce.
While statistics and the overall divorce trends do not determine the success or failure of a couple’s marriage, data shows that the divorce rate is 60% for couples who get married before the age of 25. This particular statistic supports the opinion that people who get married at a young age are at an increased chance of ending their marriage. Moreover, data shows that divorce rates tend to be higher for married couples who have had children they did not plan on or for those who have children prior to marriage. Individuals who have not completed college and marry also experience a high rate of divorce, studies show.
Every Relationship is Unique
Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles realize that every relationship and marriage is unique and will likely face different challenges. The ability to work through such obstacles depends on the strengths each individual brings to the relationship. Entering into a marriage commitment should be well thought out and not be rushed.
Younger individuals may get swept up in the fantasy of the wedding and rush into marriage, sometimes neglecting to think through important issues. Older individuals contemplating marriage are wise to consider protecting their future financial portfolios and any children they have from previous marriages by entering into a prenuptial agreement. Regardless of age or whether either person was previously married, our divorce lawyers in Towson have the experience to help couples work through any family law issue that may arise.
Towson Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC Guide Individuals through all Types of Family Law Issues
Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC are compassionate and sensitive to the unique challenges that often arise in divorce proceedings. Our team of divorce lawyers have the experience and knowledge to answer your questions regarding property division, child custody, parenting plans, alimony, child support, post-divorce modifications, grandparent’s rights, domestic violence and same sex marriages.
We have three convenient office locations in Towson, East Pikesville, or Hunt Valley, Maryland to represent families in Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, Essex, Elliott City, Towson, Columbia, Bel Air and Westminster. Call 443-589-0150 or submit an online inquiry to schedule a complimentary consultation.