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Accurate information could make a difference during divorce

Many California residents base a number of their life decisions on information and statistics. Because not all information is reliable, some individuals may carry an incorrect notion that causes them to question whether certain actions are right for them. For instance, many individuals continue to believe that half of marriages fail and that divorce is almost inevitable. 

It may be of interest to parties who believe this well-circulated notion that marriages actually have a greater chance of success than failure in many cases. A recent report stated that average couples have nearly a 75 percent chance of remaining married. This information means that successful marriages are in the majority rather than there being a 50/50 toss-up many believe.

Of course, there are different aspects that could also affect each individual's relationship. Therefore, it may be important to remember that not every couple falls in line with certain statistics. Some parties may simply have a greater chance of divorce than others. As a result, individuals may wish to base their decision to marry or not marry on their personal situations rather than statistics.

If a marriage does end in divorce, having the right information can again come in handy when making decisions. Therefore, California residents may wish to ensure that the knowledge they gain regarding legal proceedings is reliable. Consulting with experienced attorneys can allow individuals to feel more secure in knowing that the advice and information they obtain is accurate and suited to their particular needs. In California, a family law attorney can help answer those questions.

Source:, "Do 50 Percent Of All Marriages Still End In Divorce?", Marianne Garvey, April 25, 2017

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