National Divorce Statistics
While no one enters a marriage expecting it to end, the unfortunate reality is that it often does. People may change and grow apart overtime and simply realize that the married life isn’t for them. Others may leave because their marriage has become toxic or stagnant. Whatever the reason, it’s important to remember you are not alone.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of couples get a divorce in the United States alone. Facts about divorce in California and the US include:
- In 2018, there were more than 782,038 divorces and annulments in the United States.
- Roughly 39% of marriages end in divorce (a decrease from when it was closer to 50% in the 1980s and 90s, but that’s still over a third of all marriages).
- Less than half of parents who should be receiving child support actually receive the full amount they're entitled to.
- Approximately 50% of mothers who have custody of their children have child support agreements; only about 30% of custodial fathers do by comparison.
- August and March are the most common months during which people file for divorce.
- California has one of the lowest divorce rates in America, with only 6.5% of the married population affected in 2019.
By Your Side Through Every Step of Divorce
At Hemb Law Group, Attorney Susan Hemb works closely with clients to determine how to best represent them based on their individual goals and needs. Our representation is always tailored to fit your goals and to make you feel as comfortable and heard as possible.
Our divorce attorney is happy to assist you with the myriad issues that come with divorce including:
- Property division
- Child custody and visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal support/alimony
- Modification of existing court orders
- And more
Your Divorce Options
Depending on where you and your spouse stand on the matter, you may be able to avoid traditional divorce court. If you and your ex-partner are relatively amicable and generally in agreement with the terms of your separation, you may simply require help mediating the terms of your divorce. This process if far more efficient and cost effective than going to trial.
However, divorce mediation won’t work for everyone. If there has been a history of abuse, criminal behavior, your partner is unwilling to go through with the divorce, or their whereabouts are unknown, the process is far more complicated. This will require serving papers, negotiations, and, more often than not, a lengthy battle in court.
Fortunately, our Clovis divorce attorney has decades of experience handling all kinds of divorce matters, whether straightforward or complex. We are confident that we can help you get through the process successfully no matter how contentious or messy your divorce may be.