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Divorce Rates

If you are contemplating filing for divorce, you probably already know that a high percentage of married couples have faced many of the same issues and concerns that you are. The statistics can be sobering however, because of the high level of divorce, the process has become much more streamlined and cost effective in most states, particularly if the divorce is non-contested. Here are some of the statistics driving the push for the adoption of non-fault divorce in all states. Within the United States, there are approximately 2,118,000 marriages resulting in a marriage rate of 6.8 per 1,000 total population and the divorce rate is 3.6 per 1,000 total population broken down as follows:

  • 27.6% of women under the age of 20 years old instigate divorces while 11.7% of men under the age of 20 years old instigate divorces.
  • 38.8% of men between the ages of 20-24 years old instigate divorces while 36.6% of women between the ages of 20-24 years old instigate divorces.
  • 22.3% of men between the ages of 25 to 29 years old instigate divorces while 16.4% of women between the ages of 25 to 29 years old instigate divorces.
  • 11.6% of men between the ages of 30 to 34 years old instigate divorces while 8.5% of women between the ages of 30 to 34 years old instigate divorces.
  • 6.5% of men between the ages of 35 to 39 years old instigate divorces while 5.1% of women between the ages of 35 to 39 years old instigate divorces.

In the state of New York, the marriage rate is approximately 8.4 per 1,000 population in the state while the divorce rate in New York is approximately 3.3 per 1,000 population. At By The People Legal Document Service Providers, we only handle uncontested divorces. If your divorce is uncontested, download and complete the divorce workbooks that pertain to your particular relationship/situation then xall us at (631) 727-5705 for a free consultation!