Divorce Stats Indicate Increased Number of Divorces in Major U.S. Cities and States

January 14, 2016

These days, more and more couples are making the tough call to end their marriages and move on with their lives, according to data from MooseRoots.com, a genealogy research engine.

Across the U.S., the population of divorced couples continues to rise. MooseRoots researchers examined data compiled by multiple sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, and found that divorce is trending upward in every U.S. state, including New York, as well as many major cities.

Between 1970 and 2010, researchers learned, the total percentage of the U.S. population that has gotten divorced increased from 3.4 percent to 10.5 percent. In New York, the percentage of divorced population is less than eight percent, significantly lower than the national average.

However, the trend is still headed in the direction of more divorces, with the percentage of divorced individuals residing in NY nearly tripling since 1970.

Researchers at divorce.com have found that approximately 50 percent of all married couples in the United States eventually decide to end their unions. This suggests that anyone who gets married, regardless of where they live, could one day be headed to divorce court. The most important thing to keep in mind is that while divorce is surely an emotional process, it isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s an opportunity for you achieve your goals and move on from a difficult period in your life.

For more information about geographical areas where the divorce rate is particularly high, view the AOL.com article, “25 Cities Where Divorce is on the Rise.”

If you are a New York resident who is considering divorce, you need a qualified divorce lawyer on your side. Jonathan D. Katz is an experienced divorce and family law attorney who is prepared to help you get through the divorce process as quickly and painlessly as possible. Contact Mr. Katz today to schedule a consultation about your case.

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