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Evaluating the prevalence of divorce

| Sep 1, 2015 | Divorce |

When someone decides to file for divorce, they may have to deal with a host of legal matters, from the division of marital property to spousal support and child custody. In Belleville, Illinois, and the rest of America, many people tie the knot and expect to remain married for the rest of their life. However, divorce has become rather prevalent in the United States and it is imperative for anyone who is thinking about separating from their spouse to understand some of the issues they may face and prepare for divorce properly.

On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website, a breakdown of the rate at which people file for divorce in each state is provided. In Illinois, the divorce rate in 2012 was 2.4 per 1,000 people. In other states, the divorce rate is much higher. For example, the 2012 divorce rate in Nevada was 5.5 per 1,000 people.

According to the State of Illinois Data Portal’s site, there were 32,460 divorces and annulments in Illinois in 2009, amounting to a divorce rate of 2.5 for every 1,000 people. Clearly, divorce is a widespread experience for people in Illinois and throughout the United States and anyone who is considering separation should carefully review their situation and try to figure out how divorce may affect them. For some people, the end of a marriage can present financial consequences, such as the impact of property division, while others may experience strong emotions. As a result, people who have decided to separate from their spouse should closely review the divorce process beforehand.

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