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The number of Americans who marry twice or more is increasing

Even though the end of a marriage may be a stressful and overwhelming event, many individuals still consider remarriage to end stress and loneliness. A recent census report states that more Americans have remarried more than once, including residents of Little Rock, Arkansas.

From 2008 to 2012, the number of Americans who tied the knot following the failure of a first marriage surged to 17 percent, with 13 percent of twice-married spouses being men and 4 percent being women; all of those individuals who were included in these statistics were over the age of 15 years old.

Furthermore, the number of adults who said “I do” just once has decreased 4 percent, to just 50 percent of men being married once and 54 percent of women, as calculated from data taken from about 20 years of statistics. The remarriage rate is greatly affected by income and education of individuals. The statistics showed that 64 percent of Americans who have only been married once have a bachelor’s degree and 70 percent of those also earn at $100, 000 a year also married one time.

In addition, according to recent marriage data, 58 percent of adult couples are marrying for the first time, but nearly one quarter of recent marriages have one partner who is tying the knot for the second time.

The report also states that the divorce rate for couples remarrying is higher than that for those who marry for the first time. Addressing divorce legal issues is not as easy as most couples think, because child custody, property division, and alimony all must be decided before a divorce is final.

An expert divorce lawyer can help a divorcing spouse by addressing all relevant issues so that the outcome is livable. Even if this is a second divorce, the process and outcome can be resolved, as well as other legal disputes pertaining to divorce, with the help of a professional attorney.

Source: NewsMax, “Census Bureau: More Americans Marrying Twice or More,” Courtney Coren, March 16, 2015

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