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The United States Census Bureau has discovered that the divorce rates for many age groups have been slowly declining since 1996. Divorce statistics can provide an intriguing painting of our nation. Here are a few divorce statistics that prove to be very interesting.

It is widely known that about half of all marriages in America end in divorce. What is interesting about this is how it is broken down by number of marriages. Here are the stats; over 40 percent of primary marriages end in divorce, 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce and a whopping 72 percent of third marriages end in divorce. As you can see, if you don't get it right the first time, odds are your second on third tries will also be unsuccessful.

Every 36 seconds, there is a divorce being finalized in America. This adds up to over 800,000 divorces per year. The median length of a marriage before divorce is about 8 years. Those who remarry after a divorce tend to wait an average of three years before tying the knot, or perhaps that should be retying the knot. The average age for couples going through their initial divorce is 30.

Another interesting fact is that just over 79 percent of custodial mothers obtain a child support award while only 29 percent of custodial fathers enjoy a support award. Also, just over 46 percent of non-custodial mothers fail on their support while only 26 percent of non-custodial fathers default on their child support.

Divorce, in one way or another, is likely to affect a majority of our population. If you are going through a divorce and need to utilize a family law attorney, we can help. Located in Hauppauge, New York, The Law Offices of Christopher J. Chimeri, Esq is a family law firm committed to excellence and integrity.

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