The Law Office of Zoe Meigs, P.C.
Dedicated To Your Goals & Future

Are 50 percent of marriages still ending in divorce?

The statistics of 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce has been around for a very long time. According to Psychology Today, though, for the last several decades, the divorce rate has been falling.

The report from Psychology Today states that instead of having a 50 percent chance of getting divorce today, married couples actually have a 75 percent of staying together. Of the more recent marriages, only about 25 percent end in divorce.

The report also states, however, that not all groups of married couples have the same divorce rate. For example, those who are on their second or third marriages have a divorce rate of around 75 percent. The reasoning behind this number is that if you have been through a divorce before, it's easier for you to walk away from a marriage again. Additionally, when people remarry, it is often to others who have married and divorced. Add in ex-wives, ex-husbands and children from previous marriages and that stress can often be too much for some couples.

The report states that thinking that half of all marriage end in divorce is not good for a newly married couple, either. If you are only giving half of yourself to the marriage or believe that the success of your marriage is nothing more than the odds from flipping a coin, you may not put the work into your marriage to make it work.

If you have decided that a divorce is the right move for you, you should consider what the divorce process will entail. An experienced divorce attorney can help you learn more about it and how to proceed.

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

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Hear what my Clients say

"Ms. Meigs makes thoughtful recommendations based on research. She is also compassionate and has a real desire to help you through a difficult situation."

Email Us For A Response

Contact Me

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

603 E. Belknap St. #102 Fort Worth, TX 76102 Toll Free: 800-483-9142 Phone: 817-381-9905 Fax: 817-336-4448 Map & Directions