People have preconceived notions about who suffers the most in a divorce, and it’s only natural. As they begin to think about divorce, they might think they understand how the world treats divorced men and women and use these notions to construct narratives about their lives after marriage.

Some enter the divorce process expecting a quick solution that will lead to financial freedom, emotional freedom, and a new life. While that can be true, each case is unique. If you are seeking a divorce, it is worth taking an objective look at recent data on how divorce affects all immediate family members.


Divorce Outcome Statistics for Men, Women, and Children

When it comes to children, the effects of divorce are often unspoken, unreported, and unknowable. The separation of a family creates an umbrella of both heavy and hopeful emotions for all family members.

In cases where households suffer from high marital discord or abuse, divorce can be necessary to free children and spouses from victimization and shame. Each case requires careful consideration.

According to current CDC data, there were 630,000 divorces or annulments in 2020, or 2.3 for every 1,000 in the US.

Women initiate more than two-thirds of divorces in the United States. According to reporting by women, the reason for most divorces is the lack of emotional support offered by their spouse.

Today, experts estimate 40-50% of marriages will end in divorce. However, recent census data reports that marriage and divorce rates are going down in the United States.

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Contact WhitbeckBennett if you are thinking of getting a divorce or if you are currently going through a divorce, even if it’s just for a second opinion on an already existing case. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys can help. Call 800-516-3964 or contact us here to start the process today.