Marriage & Divorce Statistics….

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  • 73% of 3rd marriages will end in divorce (1, 2, 3, 4).
  • 33% to 40% of 2nd marriages will last (1, 2, 3, 4).
  • 27% of 3rd marriages will endure (1, 2, 3, 4).
  • 7.9 is the median number of years that 1st marriages last for women prior to divorce (4).
  • 7.3 is the median number of years that 2nd marriages last for men prior to divorce (4).
  • 6.8 is the median number of years that 2nd marriages last for women prior to divorce (4).

“The average total cost of divorce in the United States is $15,000” (4).

If you really want to go deep with marriage and divorce stats then check out Reference (4) in the reference section below this article.

References:

  1. McKinley Irvin Family Law 2012, April 22nd 2020, <https://www.mckinleyirvin.com/family-law-blog/2012/october/32-shocking-divorce-statistics/>
  2. Mark Banschick M.D. 2012, April 22nd 2020,<https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-intelligent-divorce/201202/the-high-failure-rate-second-and-third-marriages>
  3. MERIWETHER & THARP, LLC, April 22nd 2020,<https://mtlawoffice.com/news/third-time-isnt-always-the-charm-divorce-more-likely-after-second-and-third-marriages>
  4. Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, LLP 2018, April 22nd 2020, <https://www.wf-lawyers.com/divorce-statistics-and-facts/>

Disclaimer:

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