Albuquerque, NM-In the 21st century more and more people are delay marriage until later on in life. Some would rather establish their careers and become more financially stable. Others just don’t meet the right one until their older. Whatever the reason, it is believed that waiting later in life means a couple is less likely to divorce, however, a new study may turn that notion on its head.

Waiting until the mid to late thirties to marry seems like the logical thing to do since at that age a person is more emotionally mature, financially stable and more willing to settle down. Younger marriages are considered less stable, but that no longer appears to be true.

In analysis of data from National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) between 2006 and 2010, Nicholas Wolfinger, a sociologist at the University of Utah found that couples who wait until their early to mid- thirties to marry have a greater chance of getting divorced.

On his website, where he explains his analysis, Wolfinger writes: “My data analysis shows that prior to age 32 or so, each additional year of age at marriage reduces the odds of divorce by 11 percent. However, after that the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent per year.”

Wolfinger says this appears to be a new trend considering that in the 90s, the divorce rate for the 20-somethings was higher than older couples. This trend he says has developed over the last 20 years.

With these new revelations, it’s natural to wonder why the things have flipped. Wolfinger isn’t entirely sure. He does say that it is possible that the individuals who wait until later on in life to marry are simply not the marrying types. Also, with a diminishing dating pool a person may end up being partnered with someone who isn’t marriage material.

Most people don’t marry with the intention of getting a divorce, but for over 40 percent of couples in New Mexico divorce is a sad inevitability. We would all like to think we’ve made the right choice in our spouses, but not all couples can live happily ever after.  It’s sad but its reality and when it comes to breaking those marital bonds, a spouse could use expert legal help.

When a person marries they would like to think they have chosen the right partner, there is still no guarantee that love will last forever. Marriages end regardless of how carefully we chose our partners or how much we care about our partners and when it’s time to unravel those marital bonds it’s best to have legal help. Children make that all the more true.

If you are in New Mexico, USAttorneys can connect you with divorce attorney in your area to help you get the process started and outline the issues you are going to face. Deciding who gets what and who the children will live with is a complex process that can become bitter so you need to make sure a divorce lawyer or child custody attorney is working on your case.