Over the years, people in Pennsylvania who have gotten married have been warned that around 50 percent of married individuals end up getting divorced. However, research indicates that the reality is quite different. According to researchers, the marital breakup rate declined by 18 percent during the period of 2008 to 2016, meaning that fewer people today compared with the past are having to fight over property division and alimony after years of being married.
Part of the reason for the declining divorce rate is the fact that many women today are postponing marriage. Rather than getting married right away, they are focusing on developing their careers. Already being established career-wise can be helpful to women because their future spouses already know what their schedules and career intentions are, which may help to cut down on conflicts regarding these matters.
In addition, younger individuals are becoming more selective about their partners. As a general rule of thumb, their goal is to become as familiar as possible with the other party before walking down the aisle. Furthermore, cohabitation is becoming increasingly popular, with many young couples not feeling the need to marry as they did in the past.
Although divorce may be on the decline, it remains an unavoidable experience for many couples in Pennsylvania. However, spouses who are able to resolve their divorce issues, such as property division, outside of court may have a less stressful marital breakup compared with those who go to divorce trial. Either way, an attorney can help a spouse to pursue the most personally favorable outcome possible given the circumstances surrounding the divorce.