Unfortunately, few of us know exactly what happens during the divorce process. This is because divorce is still shrouded in mystery and shame in many areas; people don’t want to discuss divorce, they think it’s rarer than it actually is, and believe that they should be ashamed for divorcing. Divorce happens a lot more often than many people think, and a divorce doesn’t have to be a fight that lasts for years. In fact, divorce usually — and ideally — involves less court time and more mediation and reading divorce forms. With the right divorce lawyers present, it can be as painless as possible, though obviously never something a person wants to deal with. Below, we’ll look into demystifying divorce, and understanding how you can approach it and questions to ask your divorce lawyer. Perhaps the most important thing to remember when approaching your divorce is that it happens to a wide range of people, and just because you’re ending a relationship doesn’t mean you have to be angry or aggressive. This is especially true for those divorcing with children — and the more careful you are about choosing your the right attorney for your case, the easier your divorce will be.
Who Gets Divorced Today?
The short answer to that question is that people from an incredibly diverse range of backgrounds get divorced, and there is really no single “type” of person to commonly get divorced. Divorce can happen to anyone, but there are some factors that can statistically make you more likely to get a divorce than others. For example, the average age for a woman getting her first divorce is 29 — despite the typical misconception of recently-divorced women being middle-aged. Men, on the other hand, are on average 30.5 at the times of their first divorces. Part of the reason why these people are getting divorced so young is likely because they married young — people who marry at older ages, with higher levels of education and more money are less likely to get divorced. Usually, first marriages that end in divorce have lasted for eight years, which means that those people getting divorced in their late twenties or early thirties likely got married quite young. People who live in areas with higher marriage rates are also more likely to get divorced; the two rates correspond, with people in western states having the highest rates of marriage and divorced, followed by people in southern states, while people in northern states have the lowest rates of marriage and divorce.
Why Do People Get Divorced?
Again, there is no single answer to that question — nobody who gets married expects to later be filling out divorce forms in the future. Many people get divorced simply because they have “fallen out of love”, but there are other factors that usually contribute to this problem. For example, a lot of people experience stress during their marriage because of their jobs. People with certain jobs are more likely to get divorced than others, indicating that these jobs can cause a great deal of stress. Research has shown that salespeople, optometrists, nuclear engineers, podiatrists, and agricultural engineers are more likely to get divorced than those in other professions. Of course, no matter what your job, certain issues tend to lead to divorce above others. In America, the top five reasons for divorce are communication problems, infidelity or betrayal, financial issues, abuse, and loss of interest in the marriage.
What Should I Look For In A Divorce Attorney?
A divorce attorney is more than someone who helps you understand divorce forms. Some divorce attorneys focus on different factors than others — for example, some divorce lawyers choose to focus on divorces that involve custody disputes. Other lawyers may prefer to encourage uncontested divorces, which would mean less fighting and more focusing on the ins and outs of divorce forms. Consult with multiple lawyers before making your final decision, and choose someone that you feel comfortable with not just as a client, but as a person.