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Why The Divorce Rate Is Highest In January

woai_logo_header_0_1376919558Divorce filings and inquiries to divorce attorneys significantly increase in January due to a number of reasons, according to Cordell & Cordell Texas divorce attorney Samuel Sanchez.

Mr. Sanchez told San Antonio radio station 1200 WOAI that stressed caused by the holidays and financial liabilities late in the year is a contributing factor to the January spike, but cautions that divorces aren’t just triggered by the holidays.

“Couples don’t suddenly decide to divorce in the days before January,” Mr. Sanchez said. “In all of the cases, the problems have been building for some time.”

To read the full interview about the reasons behind January’s high divorce rate, please read the article “Holidays Over, January Top Month for Divorce.”

College degree provides some protection from divorce

People who have a college degree may have a slight advantage over those who don’t in terms of career and job placement, but this education level can also affect the potential for these individuals to get divorced.

Investigators from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University discovered evidence that a college degree may have a slight protective effect against divorce, according to Psych Central.

Though there were slightly less college-educated individuals who got divorced, the statistics were not definitive in determining that a diploma acted as any type of preventative measure.

“Contrary to the notion that women with a college degree face the lowest chances of divorce, those without a high school degree actually have similar low odds of divorce,” Susan Brown, co-director for NCFMR, told Pysch Today. “The relationship between education and divorce is not straightforward.”

This lack of solid evidence showed that divorce is something that can happen to all individuals, regardless of race, creed, education level or social standing.

The NCFMR is dedicated to identifying marriage trends through research projects and studies on family structure, according to the organization’s website.

Divorce rate rises for baby boomers study shows

The divorce rate for baby boomers and older couples has more than doubled over the past three decades, and is expected to increase further, according to a study from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University.

The study reported that the divorce rate between people over the age of 50 more than doubled between 1990 and 2008, and even if the rate were to remain constant, the total number of individuals who experience a split will rise by 25 percent by 2030.

According to Loralea Allen, a clinical counselor, the dynamics of marriage have changed.

“Traditional views and expectations of marriage and family have changed, due in large part to more education and employment opportunities for women,” Allen told the Akron Beacon Journal.

The news source reported that several psychologists have noted that the increase may be due to the fact that society no longer looks negatively on someone who has had a divorce. Cultural changes, like the increased education of women, have also been a significant factor in the number of people who favor a split with their spouse.