Alabama Divorces Caused By Age, Employment, Money, Education and Other Factors

Posted by Steven D. Eversole | May 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to a study released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau, age, money, education status, employment, those receiving public assistance and couples with children were six areas identified by the study that lead to divorce.

Divorce can be difficult for people of any race, age and poverty level. Sometimes, the person they believed would be there forever cheats and ruins their marriage. Pressures from finances and children can push people to seek a separation. Whatever the reason,Birmingham divorce attorneys are ready to assist you in your case.

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According to "Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009," Census numbers were based on 39,000 U.S. households. 24/7 Wall St. identified the six characteristics that make a person more likely to identify themselves as divorced: income, receipt of public assistance, age, education, children and employment.

For instance, people who didn't finish college are 16 to 19 percent more likely to be recently divorced. In general, the less educated make less money and are more likely to be divorced and the recently divorced are more likely to, therefore, have less money. Women living below the poverty line are 94 percent more likely to be recently divorced, the website reports.

Men and women who work full time are 35 and 46 percent, respectively, more likely to be divorced. Some speculate that either can mean that people working full time have the financial capability to gain independence and can afford a divorce. Others believe it simply means that divorcees must work full-time because they are now supporting themselves.

While the statistics can be interesting to look at, Jefferson County Divorce attorneyswork with people, not numbers. Our goal is to provide not only the best representation to protect your future, but also the emotional support that is required in a tough life decision like divorce.

Whether you believe you and your spouse can agree to some kind of divorce mediation, a dispute resolution process that doesn't require the court, collaborative divorce proceedings or if your marriage is highly contested and bitter, our law firm can help. We will be your advocate and fight to get the assets that belong to you, work to make sure the process is as painless as possible and ensure you can come out of it ready to move on with your life.

If you need to speak with a divorce attorney in Birmingham, contact Eversole Law at 205-981-2450 for a free consultation.

About the Author

Steven D. Eversole

J.D., Samford University's Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama B.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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