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Divorce rates: How does Virginia rank?

On Behalf of | Aug 5, 2022 | Divorce

Every year, there is a significant amount of data collected about divorces in America. This data gives some great insight on where divorces are most common, the average ages of those getting divorced and even provides a prediction about your likelihood of divorcing in the future.

Northeastern states, in general, have a lower divorce rate than the rest of the country, and Virginia is at 10 percent. This is based on “the number of women who were divorced in 2019 per 1,000 women aged 15 and over.”

When do couples most commonly get divorced?

Like elsewhere in the country, the most common times to file for divorce are in March and August. The reason for these spikes? They tend to fall just after the beginning of the year (and long enough for waiting periods) or just before the school year begins.

What can you do to reduce the likelihood of divorcing?

If you want to avoid getting a divorce, one of the key things to remember is to focus on good communication. A respectful, communicative relationship can withstand many ups and downs. That being said, there are many factors that influence the divorce rates ranging from individual circumstances to the economy on the whole, so it may be difficult to mitigate every risk.

What should you do if you want to get a divorce?

If you would like to get a divorce from your spouse, you should start gathering up important documents to prepare. Get copies of your most important financial documents and gather up any evidence you’d like to use during your case. Doing this now will help you get organized and prepared to file for the divorce, making it easier to negotiate with your spouse and move the divorce forward quickly in the future.