Approximately 50% of Marriages in America End in Divorce
Video Transcribed: Are you wondering about the statistics behind an American divorce? I’m I’m the Tulsa Father’s Rights Lawyer, and as part of my series on divorce for men, this video is a little bit of background on American divorce.
Approximately 50% of marriages in America end in divorce, approximately 67% of second marriages in America also end in divorce. Divorces most prevalent during a person’s twenties and thirties. 50% of all children in America are children of a divorce.
Women initiate divorce twice as often as men do. 90% of divorced mothers have custody of their children. 60% of all people in America under the poverty line are single mothers and children. Generally, men put more effort into attempting to salvage a marriage after divorce has been filed.
After divorce, generally women experience less stress and do better adjusting. Men generally experience greater emotional adjustment problems, and this is linked to a substantial interruption in their parental role with their child.
Generally, men will remarry faster than women will. Men tend to do better at following court orders, staying involved in children’s lives, and paying child support if they have joint custody of their child.
The number one reason that men site for withdrawing from responsibility over their children, is conflict with the mother. The parent-child relationship diminishes over time for parents who don’t have at least 35% of the visitation. Standard visitation with every other weekend and split holidays and vacations only accounts for about 25% of the time.
Standard visitation schedules can result in distancing, and distancing involves anxiety, fault finding, and vengeance. The laws are changing and judges are finding that the best interests of the children requires more significant contact with both parents.
Again, I’m the Tulsa Father’s Rights Lawyer. That was a video on a little bit of background for American divorce. If you’ve got any questions, give us a call.