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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.



Study: divorce risk increases when wife falls ill

A study of data collected from 2,717 older couples revealed the risk of divorce is higher when the wife, not the husband, becomes chronically ill, livescience reported on May 1.

The study, which involved data on marriages over the course of 20 years, concluded that married couples whose wives suffered from serious illnesses were at higher risk of divorce. Out of the 31% of couples who ended in divorce for various reasons, 15% of them had a wife who fell seriously ill.

While the study was not clear on who initiated the divorce or why this pattern existed, researchers speculate that chronically-ill wives are forced to seek care from friends and family members when male partners fall short in their caregiver duties.

Our Monmouth County-based attorneys at the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq. deeply understand that there can be a variety of reasons to file for a divorce and are prepared to deal with your case in the most personalized, sensitive and responsive way possible. Call us at (732) 898-2378 today to learn how we can be of help.



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.



Improving economics prompt higher divorce rate

An online report published by Bloomberg News on Tuesday, February 18 revealed that a higher divorce rate in the country is indicative of a favorable economy.

Moody’s Analytics Inc. chief economist Mark Zandi believes the number of couples deciding to get a divorce is expected to increase robustly as the economy gets better. Professor Abdur Chowdhurry of Marquette University in Milwaukee also stated that because home prices are starting to rise, couples who have been putting off getting a divorce might consider it again.

As some experts believe, difficult economic times in the past years have forced some couples to stay in unhappy marriages.

Our lawyers from the Law Office of Andrew A. Bestafka, Esq., believe no Monmouth County resident deserves to be locked in an unhappy or destructive marriage. Call us at (732) 898-2378 if you are considering a divorce and want a lawyer to represent your needs.



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.