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Research finds the number of divorced American women increasing

For many Spokane women, making the decision to get a divorce is one of the most difficult and gut wrenching decisions a person has to make. The decision forces women to look in the mirror and evaluate their past as well as contemplate their future. It can also make women look around them, possibly at their children, their marital home and assets. The decision to divorce can affect all of these things, but not always negatively. It is a difficult decision, but one that ultimately seeks a better future.

A recent study has indicated that the number of separated and divorce women is on the rise in the United States over the last 90 years. The study compared the statistics of separation and divorce today, and compared it with statistics from 1920. Today, approximately 15% of women in the United States are separated or divorce, whereas in 1920 less than one percent were. Much of the reasoning behind the dramatic change is attributed to cultural changes over the years. Moreover, research indicates that women are filing for divorce more than men. Women are not the only demographic that is divorcing more than previously, as earlier this year it was determined that "grey divorce" is becoming a popular trend, witht people over the age of 50 divorcing more frequently than ever.

Thanks in part to the media and Hollywood, most divorcees have a rough idea of what to expect in a divorce and the legal proceedings. However, no two divorces are the same, and no divorce is easy. Divorce will divide property as well as determine support obligations to either one spouse or to the children of a marriage. Divorce proceedings will also typically determine custody and visitation frequency for parents we well.

Divorce may be a difficult choice to make, but it may be the right one. An attorney can help explain the process, legal timeline as well as give you a rough estimate of how your assets may be divided. While it may not be easy, a divorce allows for a new chapter of your life.

Source: Huffington Post, "Divorced Women In America On The Rise, According To New Research," July 22, 2013

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