If you are thinking about bringing your marriage to an end, you could have a number of questions and concerns. From issues involving kids (child custody, support and difficult emotions) to property division and alimony, getting a divorce often involves a number of challenges. If you have a high net worth, your divorce could become even more complicated, especially with so much at stake.
That said, many people get divorced every year. It is helpful to take a look at statistics on divorce to know that you are not alone.
How many couples get divorced every year?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published statistics on the number of couples who get married and end their marriage. In 2019, more than 746,000 couples got a divorce. Moreover, this data only includes divorces from 45 states and D.C. To look at these statistics in another way, 2.7 out of every 1,000 people in these states ended their marriage.
How many couples got divorced in previous years?
Data from the CDC shows that even more couples ended their marriage in past years. For example, 2009 saw 840,000 divorces and 2000 saw 944,000 in states that reported data. With so many couples working their way through the divorce process, you should not feel guilty or embarrassed if your marriage does not work out.
Take steps to increase the likelihood of a favorable end result. Sometimes, this involves communicating with your ex. Make sure you have a thorough understanding of your options and strategies to secure a more favorable end result, especially with crucial issues such as property distribution, spousal support, child custody and child support.