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Studies indicate Utah ranks high in divorce notes a Utah attorney

November 1, 2012

Divorce is a trying time for a family, especially if small children are involved, a fact that Utah lawyers can bear witness to. The decision to seek a divorce can be forced upon an individual or it can be a mutual decision that’s been contemplated for some time, and thought to be the best option. Most often the choice to divorce is in fact the healthiest option in which the family can operate. The age-old adage of ‘staying together for the kids’ is rapidly being seen as a negative sentence from the past. Reports and studies done on the subject of divorce on children indicate that a calm and happy household has the most beneficial affect on a child and sometimes that is, in fact, achieved by a separation.

Utah is obviously a religiously affiliated state, established on various principles of union and family growth. However, the state unfortunately has areas that boast a high divorce rate in the last few years, actually higher than most of the rest of the country. There are several reasons why this may occur and none of them are directed at the idea that Utahns are not good spouses. Instead, studies indicate that in the state there is a common inclination that marriage is the next rational step in a young person’s life. With that thought, more couples that date in their early years consider that next step to be marriage.

Other studies also indicate that Utahns marry at an earlier age than the rest of the U.S. This is a large indicator that the stresses that accompany the average Utahn will undoubtedly appear in cohesion with their honeymoon years. These intense problems that are encountered by the average young adult are encountered twice as heavily, which means problems begin presenting themselves within the marriage. And at an early age, sometime young adults are not equipped with the wisdom to handle the obstacles their new marriage faces. Regardless of the issues surrounding the need for a divorce, it’s obvious to the modern culture that it is a main part of our society and sometimes it’s a step that needs to be taken. As any Utah attorney knows, a divorce is a sensitive time for any family and should be handled with that statement in mind. If you need to speak with a Utah lawyer regarding your decisions to divorce your spouse contact our office at 801.478.8080.

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