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Divorce Statistics

Are You Considering Filing For Divorce?

It can be hard to take a step back and look at the bigger picture while you’re in the middle of your own divorce process – your entire life is going through a monumental shift, your family structure is being dramatically realigned, and the rest of the world may feel like inconsequential background noise. Even though the most important thing you can do is take care of yourself and your family as you work towards a new future, it may help to take a step back and get a clearer perspective over the frequency of divorce across the country. While it may not be immediately relevant to you today, it could still be somewhat comforting to know that you are far from alone in this process.

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Our San Bernardino divorce lawyer at Aruna P. Rodrigo understands just how difficult this time can be for you and your family. We are here to help you navigate the process by providing you with the knowledge and preparation you need. We have helped hundreds of spouses reach successful and beneficial divorce outcomes, and are proud to continue that work into the future. Contact us today to talk about your case.

United States Divorce Rates

Ever since their peak in the 1970’s and 1980’s, divorce rates have been falling across most age groups in the United States. According to data collected on divorce rates in this country, only about 65 percent of marriages – excluding marriages where one or both spouses passed away – in the 70’s and 80’s ended up lasting through their 15th wedding anniversary, while about 70 percent of people married in the 90’s made it through their 15th wedding anniversary. While it’s still too early to have a comprehensive read on marriages from the 00’s, current trends suggest the number will continue to rise.

It’s important to note that six states – California, Minnesota, Louisiana, Indiana, Hawaii, and Georgia – do not report their divorce statistics due to budgetary constraints. The other 44 states plus the District of Columbia report their divorce rates, including annulments, to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). It’s also important to note that while the number of divorces may increase from one year to the next, the population in the United States increased from 233,550,143 to 256,483,624 over the 15 years’ worth of data available to the public which means that the rate of divorce may still decrease.

  • 2000: 944,000 divorces, 4.0 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2001: 940,000 divorces, 4.0 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2002: 955,000 divorces, 3.9 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2003: 927,000 divorces, 3.8 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2004: 879,000 divorces, 3.7 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2005: 847,000 divorces, 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2006: 872,000 divorces, 3.7 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2007: 856,000 divorces, 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2008: 844,000 divorces, 3.5 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2009: 840,000 divorces, 3.5 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2010: 872,000 divorces, 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2011: 877,000 divorces, 3.6 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2012: 851,000 divorces, 3.4 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2013: 832,157 divorces, 3.3 divorces per 1,000 people.
  • 2014: 813,862 divorces, 3.2 divorces per 1,000 people.

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Hire A Qualified Divorce Lawyer

Even though divorce rates are consistently dropping across the United States, hundreds of thousands of people still file for divorce every single year. If you’re either in the process of or considering filing for divorce, one of the most important things you can do to put yourself in the best position to secure a favorable outcome is to hire a qualified divorce lawyer. At Aruna P. Rodrigo, are ready to use their expertise and knowledge to help guide you through this complicated process and ensure that you find yourself in a favorable position after your divorce. Give us a call at (909) 344-5704 to speak with one of our San Bernardino divorce attorney, or fill out our online form to begin your free case assessment today.

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