Perhaps like you, I have read and been told far too many times that half of all marriages end in divorce. However, a Dec. 4, 2016, Time Magazine article suggests that divorce rates are actually falling, not rising.
Time sites recent data from the National Survey of Family Growth, which suggests that the U.S. divorce rate dropped in 2015 for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years. According to insider.com, a University of Maryland professor found that the U.S. divorce rate dropped 18% from 2008 to 2016. Regardless of who you believe concerning the direction of divorce rates, going through this traumatic ordeal is often a very sad day for both individuals.
Perhaps Mark Twin was spot on when he said, “If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed.”
Nevertheless, I suggest that nobody is immune from the possibility of getting divorced. To underscore, my position, according to nydailynews.com, the world’s oldest divorcées are a 99-year-old Italian man and his 96-year-old (ex) wife. He divorced her after 60 years of marriage when he found love letters she had written to her lover in the 1940s. They married in 1934 and divorced in 2011.
With the help of INSIDER's data team, and the CDC statistics on divorce, INSIDER ranked the 25 states with the highest divorce rates and the top 10 from that list are below. As you will see, Nevada takes home the “prize” for being the No. 1 state for divorce, which works out to about 20 divorces to 1,000 married people. According to World Atlas, Iowa has the lowest rate of divorce in the U.S. with only 1.3 divorces per 1,000 couples, which is a stark contrast from our friends in Nevada.
10. West Virginia
Harry Pappas Jr. CFP ― Managing director-investments; Master of Science Degree Personal Financial Planning; Certified Estate & Trust Specialist; Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
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