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What does marriage age have to do with divorce?

On Behalf of | Aug 18, 2020 | Family Law |

You may not think much about the age at which you get married. Instead, you think about when you meet the person you want to marry. Does that happen in high school, at college or at work? When you meet them determines how old you are when you tie the knot, and that’s all that matters, right? 

Not really. The truth is that the age at which you get married has a massive impact on whether or not you’ll get divorced. That doesn’t mean you can always control it, but you do need to know what it means for your future. 

What studies have found is that, if possible, you do want to delay marriage a bit. Don’t get married in your teens. Be wary about getting married in your early 20s. It’s best if you’re in the zone from roughly 26 to 30 years old. While people do get divorced no matter what age they were at marriage, people in that group do seem to get divorced less than others.

If you get married too early, your divorce odds are very high. They’re perhaps the highest for teenagers. But, if you wait until after you turn 30 to marry, the risk of an eventual divorce starts to go back up again. 

There are a lot of reasons for these statistics, and many just have to do with life experiences and development. If you’re too young when you marry, you will still change a lot as you grow up. If you wait too long, you have already settled into the single life, and getting adjusted to sharing your life can be hard. 

No matter the age at which you get married, if you end up getting divorced, be sure you know what options you have. It’s wise to protect your interests so that you can move forward with maximum security.