Research shows that millennials in Pennsylvania and elsewhere — those who are currently in their 20s — are deciding to stay married. As a result, millennial marriages are lasting a lot longer than the marriages of previous generations did. This, in turn, is causing the national divorce rate to drop drastically.
According to a recent study, young adults today are not getting married as quickly as their predecessors did. During the years leading up to their wedding dates, they are getting their personal goals, career and finances in order. As a result, their relationships are oftentimes healthier than they would have been otherwise.
In addition, experts say that younger people today are listening to each other more than they did in the past, with younger couples viewing their relationships more as partnerships. Therefore, they are more inclined to find out what the other party needs and meet those needs. The result? Based on the recent study, the divorce rate in the United States decreased by 18 percent from 2008 to 2016.
Although fewer marriages are apparently ending in divorce, divorce remains a real issue for many couples who simply cannot reconcile their difference. The dissolution of a marriage is particularly problematic if two spouses cannot find common ground when it comes to dividing property, dealing with spousal maintenance or handling child support and visitation, for example. However, a family law attorney can help a divorcing spouse to make informed decisions regarding these matters in an effort to achieve the best personal outcome possible in Pennsylvania.