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Age difference increases likelihood of divorce

A recent study showed age differences between spouses may predict the likelihood of getting divorced, according to an online report published in The Atlantic on November 9.

The study, which analyzed the data from more than 3,000 Americans who were recently married and divorced, revealed a 5-year age difference between couples make them 18% more likely to get divorced, while couples with even a meager 1-year gap are 3% more likely to call it quits on their marriage. On the other hand, couples born on or around the same year are more likely to stay together. It could be because couples who have wider age gaps between them might not share the same cultural reference points and interests compared to same-aged couples. Regardless of the reason, it is not uncommon for couples to realize that divorce is their best option.

The attorneys at Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, in Houston understand how complicated and sensitive this process can be, but we have the experience and compassion to protect your rights and interests throughout. Call our qualified legal team at (713) 802-1777 today to learn more.

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