Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Divorce Stats: Not As High As Most People Think

Most people think the divorce rate is 50% or higher but the divorce has actually been dropping for some time now.  Texas has followed suit with the nation by see a steady decline in divorces since the 1980s and 1990s.

In metro Houston, 42.1% of the population over 15 is married.  This is lower than the Texas and the national average of 50%.  The second most common marital status is single and never married at approximately 39%.

This is good news for all the romantics and optimists out there.  As an institution marriage brings many wonderful benefits to couples who choose to enter into it.  At my firm, we are NOT advocates of divorce.  We try to encourage our clients to work things out with their spouse if possible, but we are there to make sure the divorce process is fair if it is not possible.