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Predicting the likelihood of a divorce

According to sociologists and other experts, there are certain behaviors that can predict if a couple in New Jersey might be headed for divorce. While these predictions might not be 100 percent accurate, the studies done around them do support the idea that certain behaviors come with a higher risk of divorce.

Age is one predictor of higher divorce chances. For example, studies have found that couples who marry in their teens have a higher risk of divorcing than those who wed in their late 20s and early 30s. Interestingly, couples who marry in and after their late 30s also have a higher risk. The difference in age of the spouses has also been identified as a possible indicator of a future divorce, with the risk increasing as the age difference increases.

Behavior at the beginning and through the marriage might also point toward a possible dissolution of marriage. For example, researchers found that newlywed couples who are too affectionate have a higher risk of divorce than others who are not as demonstrative of this affection. Treating a spouse with contempt or withdrawing when there is an argument are also indicators. Finally, education and work status might also result in higher risks for divorce. Some studies have demonstrated that marriages with spouses who have not finished high school or where the husband does not work full time also have an increased risk of divorce.

Residents who are considering divorce might want to confer with a lawyer with family law experience. An attorney could explain the process for seeking a divorce, the documents and evidence needed during the negotiating process and offer advice about the best options available.

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