Divorce Trends to Note in 2019

Nearly half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce — which is not exactly new news in the divorce industry. It’s a fact that most people don’t consider on their wedding day, but the reality is many couples will end their marriage before death does them part.

In 2019, these divorce trends are dominating the industry:

The Divorce Rate is Starting to Decline.

Millennials are often the generation that is blamed for everything that is wrong with society today, but they are having a positive impact on the divorce rate. Millennials have delayed marriage, often opting to spend their 20s focusing on their careers and enjoying their free time. As they are getting married later, they are being more selective about who they marry. They are often on sound financial ground prior to marriage, which can prevent financial disagreements later on. Slowly but surely, the divorce rate has been falling for some time.

The Highest Rate of Divorce is Among People Over Age 50.

Divorce used to be something that occurred most often in the early years of a person’s marriage — typically when the kids are young, the financial stresses are high and people are beginning to discover that they no longer love the person they married. While divorce was quite common amongst 20-somethings and 30-somethings, it was much less common in the older age groups. Today, however, the grey divorce is becoming more common than ever before. People in their 50s, 60s and even 70s are deciding to pursue divorce.

Women are More Likely than Men to Ask for a Divorce 

In 2019, it is far more likely that the wife is going to ask for a divorce. Previously, it was primarily men who initiated divorce proceedings, as women largely were not able to pursue a divorce due to reliance on their husbands for financial security. Today, women are able to build their own careers and live independent lives. If they are unhappy in their marriage, they know that they do not have to stick around. In fact, many women who opt to get divorced from their spouses find that they are much happier after the divorce has been finalized.

If you need a fresh start in the new year, then it is time to contact an experienced Tampa divorce attorney. Your attorney can help you begin the process of filing divorce, and will advocate for you so that you come to a resolution that is favorable. To set up a consultation with a divorce lawyer Tampa, contact us today.

If you have questions for a Tampa divorce lawyer, or are unaware of the terms and conditions of a Tampa divorce, talk to, and retain, a family law attorney who can help. Contact Damien McKinney of The McKinney Law Group to discuss your case further. He can be reached by phone at 813-428-3400 or by e-mail at [email protected]