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Factors that make a couple more likely to divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 24, 2017 | Divorce

Although many Texas couples fight to keep a failed marriage going, some end up deciding that it is time to get a divorce and move on. Some couples that end up splitting up regardless of the work they put in may be interested to learn that certain factors may have played a role in the marriage coming to an end.

One major factor that can have an impact on a person’s likelihood to get a divorce is if his or her parents split up. The data suggests that children who watch their parents get divorced may be more likely to contribute to their own propensity to experience the same type of marriage and get divorced themselves. Another factor that could influence the length of a marriage is the cost of the wedding. Those who spent more than $20,000 on their nuptials were 3.5 times more likely to end the marriage than those who spent $10,000 or less.

Another major factor that plays a role in who is more likely to get divorced is getting pregnant early into the marriage. Further, those who have a firstborn daughter are also more likely to end the marriage. The data suggests this is not due to the fact of the child’s gender, but that the marriage was already stressed and girls generally survive stressful pregnancies better than boys.

In many cases, marriages fail for reasons that are neither party’s fault. Even so, the divorce process can still be emotionally difficult for all involved, especially if there are children. A family law attorney may work with to reach a child custody agreement and visitation schedule for the other parent.