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Is there a marriage age that lowers the divorce odds?

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2022 | Divorce

When considering what age you want to get married, there are a lot of factors. For instance, some people are in grad school and want to finish before they tie the knot. Others are in the process of starting a business and simply want to wait until things aren’t so chaotic.

But you may also be thinking about the stability of your marriage. Does the age at which you get married have an impact on the odds that you and your spouse will eventually get divorced?

Studies have found that 32 years of age is important

Those who study divorce rates in the United States have certainly looked into this, and what they have found is that divorce odds tend to go down when young people wait longer to get divorced. If someone is thinking about getting married at 18 years old, for instance, waiting until they are 20 means that it is slightly less likely that they will split up.

This continues for many years. In fact, all the way up until age 32, waiting longer seems to make it less likely that you will get divorced. However, this age is so important because that is when the divorce odds flip. If you are beyond 32 years of age, your divorce odds begin going back up again for every year that you put it off.

What are your options during a divorce?

Of course, there are a couple who get divorced after getting married at almost any age. Even looking at trends doesn’t mean they apply in every single case. If you and your spouse decide to get divorced this year, just make sure you know what legal steps to take to make sure that your rights are guarded.