Los Angeles Divorce Counseling Statistics

Although the State of California stopped maintaining specific divorce statistics several years ago, there is still national data that can be extrapolated for the Los Angeles area – as well as considerable anecdotal reporting about divorce in Southern California’s largest metropolis.

What follows is vital information regarding the state of divorce in the United States – and how the behavior of married and unmarried individuals is different now than it was thirty years ago.

Divorce statistics

  • Although it has been as a “rule of thumb” regarding divorce statistics for many years, it is no longer generally accepted that 50% of all marriages in the United States will end in divorce.

  • 25% of all adults will experience one or more divorces in their lifetime.

  • Despite population growth, fewer people are getting married than ever before.  In 2006, there were 2,230,000 marriages - down from 2,279,000 the year before, despite a jump in the population of over 3,000,000 people.

  • Divorce rates have declined in recent years, dropping to a 30 year low in 2006 of 3.6 per 1,000 people.

  • In state by state reporting from regions that track divorce data, Nevada has the highest per capita divorce rate, with 6.4 divorces per 1,000 residents.

  • According to research executed by the authors of the best-selling Freakonomics, marriages that began in the 1990’s are less likely to end in divorce than those which began in the 1980’s.  And those marriages which began in the 1980’s are less likely to end in divorce than those started in the 1970’s.

  • The United States still has the highest divorce rate among major countries of the world, with a national rate of 4.95 divorces per 1,000 people.  Puerto Rico and Russia ranked second and third on the list respectively.

  • Several studies have found that the divorce rate among Christian couples is identical to that of the national average across all religious groups in the United States.

  • Various legal professionals state that 160,000 divorce filings are processed by the State of California each year.

  • One of the fastest growing areas concerning divorce in the United States is occurring with same-sex marriages.  More and more, couples who took advantage of the same-sex marriage laws in states such as Hawaii, California and Massachusetts are choosing to end their unions.

For Divorce Counseling that helps heal individuals in the most positive, spiritual manner possible, contact Moonview Sanctuary today.  Located in the heart of Santa Monica, California, Moonview is staffed by experienced divorce counselors who know how to help individuals move forward with their lives.  Contact Moonview Sanctuary today for more information about the Overcoming Personal Crisis program.

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