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Study shows couples with age gap more likely to divorce

A study has revealed the chances of a couple getting divorced grow as the age gap between them becomes wider, an online report by The Atlantic stated on November 9.

The study evaluated the information from more than 3,000 polled Americans who were recently married and divorced. It found that, compared to same-aged pairs, couples who have a one-year age difference have a 3% higher chance of getting divorced. From there, the likelihood of divorce only increases. Couples who had a 15-year and a 30-year age gap were 18% and 39% more likely to split, respectively. The report stated that differences in age may result in differences in life experiences, tastes, and cultural reference points.

Ending a marriage through divorce can be emotionally distressing, not to mention the many practical concerns surrounding the legal process. Our compassionate team at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., can guide you through this difficult time as painlessly as possible and protect your interests throughout any related issues. If you need legal help filing for a divorce, call our Monmouth office at (732) 898-2378 today.