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Does the age a couple marries increase their chance of divorce?

At any age a Gig Harbor couple's marriage can have its ups and downs. While sometimes couples are able to weather the storms of a tumultuous marriage, in other cases couples will decide that ending their marriage is the best choice to make. In choosing which path to take, does the age a person marries have an effect on that couple's likelihood to divorce?

Probably. As has been the case for a while, couples that marry in their teens are the most likely to later divorce. However, a new study has reported that couples that wait until age 32 or later to marry may see a higher rate of divorce than couples that married in their late 20s, at a rate of 5 percent per 12 months of marriage age.

The study examined data going back to 1995. According to the study, couples who did not get married until their early 30s were more apt to divorce, despite religious practices, where they lived and ethnicity. The study points to a number of factors as to why this might be, such as an individual's personality and his or her ability to maintain interpersonal relationships.

This research may be interesting, but in the end a divorce could happen to any Gig Harbor couple, regardless of the couple's age or when they married. Once the decision to divorce is made, it is important for couples to seek the help they need to navigate the divorce process. It is not always easy for a person to understand their legal rights in a divorce, or to take care of the many detailed issues that come along with the end of a marriage. Fortunately, Gig Harbor family law attorneys are available to represent their client's interests throughout the divorce process.

Source: KFOR.com, "Divorce rises for those who wed too early or too late. Perfect age to tie the knot?," Heather Holeman, Oct. 21, 2015

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