DuPage County Divorce Attorneys Assess Divorce Trends for 2015

Posted on in DuPage County Divorce Lawyers

DuPage County Divorce AttorneyDuPage County Family Law Attorneys Look at National Divorce Rate Declines

Will DuPage County divorce lawyers see declining divorce rates in 2015?  According to a New York Times TheUpshot article, the U.S. divorce rate has been on the decline and no longer is it true that half of all marriages end in divorce. According to the article, the divorce rate peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s and has been decreasing for the last 30 years.

Marriages occurring in the 2000s are seeing far less divorce rates. If this current trend continues, nearly two-thirds of marriages will never result in a divorce, according to Justin Wolfers, contributor to The UpShot and a University of Michigan economist. The lowering divorce trend has been said to be in large part due to changing gender roles and the expectations of marriage from women. The article covers additional reasons for the national divorce decline including later marriages, birth control and the increase of marrying for love.

Will divorce attorneys in DuPage County see a decline in clients as the U.S. divorce trend lowers?  It depends upon a number of factors. The article spotlights that the decline in divorce rate is concentrated among people with college degrees. Being higher educated creates an opportunity for both spouses to work and to be able to establish a stronger financial foundation for their marriage. For marriages where the couple is less educated, the divorce rates are closer to those of the peak of divorce years.

The article's last main point strikes an ironic chord that you can't get a divorce if you never get married. Some of the divorce rate decline is due to the fact that fewer people are getting married, and if they do,  they are marrying later. And that simply does not provide enough recent data for researchers to report on.

Recent Blog Posts



Wheaton Office

400 S. County Farm Road
Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60187


Oswego Office

123 W. Washington Street
Suite 334
Oswego, IL 60543


Contact Us