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NJ has the lowest divorce rate, U.S. Census Bureau says

An online report released Wednesday, February 26 revealed that New Jersey has the lowest divorce rate in the country.

A study conducted by the Bowling Green’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research found  that the country has a divorce rate of 31.1 for every 1,000 women, which is considered the lowest divorce statistic since 1920. The online report added that among all the states in the country, NJ has the lowest number of divorces according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Despite these numbers, there are still many couples in New Jersey and Monmouth County that want to file for divorce. At the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., we strive to provide the support and guidance people going through this process need. Call us at (732) 898-2378 today to discuss your situation and find out how we can help you.



Norwegian study indicates that couples who share housework have increased divorce rates

A study performed in 2007-2008 involving thousands of Norwegian couples shows that couples who share housework equally (25% of couples) have higher divorce rates than married couples in which women did most of the chores (71% of all couples).

The findings also stated that couples where men did the majority of the housework had a 4% higher divorce rate than the other two groups. Some researchers think that this may be because couples who share household chores also share modern views on marriage and divorce as opposed to traditional views, which typically frown upon divorce.

Additionally, it is thought that women in relationships that split household chores equally may have more financial independence and are therefore in the position where they can file for divorce if desired.

If you or a loved one is considering a divorce, contact the Monmouth divorce lawyers at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., by calling  732-898-2378.



Baby boomer divorce rates now on the rise

The divorce rates among the baby boomer generation are currently on the rise with couples over the age of 50. According to recent research at Bowling Green State University, the figure of married couples over the age of 50 that are getting divorced is now one in four.

According to 5 News Online, in 1990, only one out of every 10 couples over the age of 50 got divorced. Officials say that longer life spans is a factor in why people are getting divorced later in life.

After retirement, at 60 or 65, people still have many years left and are attempting to reach self-fulfillment. Some also have stated that married couples over 50 may be in their second or third marriage and this means that divorce rates are 2.5 times higher.

If you or a loved one has been considering divorce, contact the Monmouth County divorce lawyers of the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. today by calling 732-898-2378.