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50 percent of marriages may not really end in divorce

The idea that 50 percent of marriages end up failing has been shared in the media for years. Researchers recently said this used to be a true statistic. However, the rate of divorce really appears to have been falling during the past decades in the state of Texas and elsewhere.

According to a recent psychology report, a couple who gets married now has about a 75 percent chance of making their marriage work. This means that just a quarter of marital unions entered into more recently will likely be dissolved. Thus, the odds are really in the favor of modern married couples.

In addition, the chance of getting divorced is not the same for every couple. Some couples have a very slim chance of experiencing a split-up. Meanwhile, the likelihood is greater than 50 percent for other couples. In addition, those who are in their second or third marriages have at least a 75 percent chance of divorcing.

Getting divorced is a major turning point in life and is oftentimes a person's first time navigating the legal system. The process usually comes with difficult decisions, challenging transitions, contrasting emotions and major lifestyle and economic changes. However, understanding one's rights and what the law in the state of Texas says about the splitting of assets or spousal support, for example, can be helpful when it comes to making divorce-related decisions. An attorney can help with exploring all legal options in a divorce case and with pursuing the most personally favorable outcome considering the circumstances surrounding the marital split-up.

Source: bravotv.com, "Do 50 Percent Of All Marriages Still End In Divorce?", Marianne Garvey, April 25, 2017

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