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Getting married in one’s 20s may result in divorce

On Behalf of | Nov 6, 2017 | Divorce

Some Virginian residents choose to marry while they are young. People who get married when they are in their 20s may end up getting divorced before they reach age 30. People who are young might want to take time to make certain that they are ready for marriage before doing so.

Zippia, a career guidance website, recently looked at data from the American Community Survey about divorce rates for people in their 20s. The company found that the divorce rates for this age group varied across the states just like other characteristics, such as obesity rates. Zippia found that states in the northeastern part of the U.S. had the lowest divorce rates among people who were younger than 30 while those in the Deep South had the highest rates of divorce in this age group.

Around 40 to 50 percent of people end up getting divorced with most doing so before they are 40. Zippia states that people who are in their 20s might want to concentrate on enjoying their youth and put off getting married until they are a little older.

Many factors may contribute to divorces, including the maturity levels of the people who get married. No matter the reasons for a divorce, people might want to speak with family law attorneys. Lawyers may assist their clients with determining the best way to divide their property so that they incur the fewest taxes. They also might be able to help negotiate settlement agreements with their clients’ former spouses that resolve all of the outstanding issues without the need to litigate them through court. Attorneys may be able to assist with numerous issues, including child custody, spousal support, property division and others. If there are disputes that cannot be resolved, the attorneys may litigate the matters through trials.