Marriage isn't black and white, and neither is divorce

It can be easy to view divorce as a black and white subject where couples are either married or divorced, old or young, happy or not. Often, the reality of divorce is that it resides somewhere in a more gray area, where each couple in Colorado will likely face unique issues or driving factors when deciding if filing for divorce is the best option. As such, recently released statistics may surprise those who previously viewed divorce in such stark terms.

For many, age is a mark of maturity, and there may now be proof to back that up. Waiting until the age of 25 to walk down the aisle reduces a person's likelihood of getting divorced by nearly 25 percent. Of course, this lessened chance is not a guarantee that a person will never file for divorce. Conversely, it does not mean that couples who chose to get married at a younger age are inevitably destined for divorce.

An often cited statistic is that approximately half of all marriages in the United States ultimately end up in divorce. This myth rose to fame back in the 1990s and was driven by citing that there was one couple divorced every time that two other couples got married. However, this does not actually mean that half of all married people are getting divorced because, as one expert noted, the couples who were getting divorced were typically not those who got married that same year.

Statistics concerning risk factors and causes of divorce are plentiful, but there is little denying that each uniquely individual married couple will be affected in very different ways. Age could indeed be a contributing factor to divorce for some people in Colorado, while others may have matured quicker than others. With the reasons behind divorce as uniquely complex as they appear to be, blanket approaches to dealing with the divorce process are not necessarily appropriate for everyone. A careful evaluation of each party's needs, financial status and contested issues can help couples find the most beneficial approach to the process as possible.

Source:, "First comes Valentine's Day. Then comes divorce court? March is prime time for splitting up", Holly Edgell, March 19, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Our First Meeting

Learn what happens at our first meeting.

Learn More »

Why You Should Hire An Attorney

Learn about the benefits of hiring an attorney.

Learn More »

Our Client Testimonials

See what our clients say about us.

Read All »

Arrange a consultation with our lawyers to discuss your specific situation. Call 720-541-5873 or fill out our contact form.

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

Changing the face of divorce.
Contact Us

Littleton Office
13978 W. Bowles Ave. Suite 200
Littleton, CO 80127

Phone: 720-541-5873
Littleton Directions

Craig Office
11 W. Victory Way Unit 205
Craig, CO 81625

Phone: 970-239-4354
Craig Directions

Steamboat Springs Office
465 Anglers Drive
Suite 2D
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Phone: 970-628-3795
Steamboat Springs Directions

Grand Junction Office
1003 Main Street
Suite 200
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

Phone: 970-372-4008
Map & Directions

Aspen Office
600 East Hopkins Avenue
Suite 201
Aspen, CO 81611

Phone: 970-329-2335
Map & Directions