Divorce is very common both in Oklahoma and the larger United States. Many people are familiar with the statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce. New statistics from 2021 might shed some light on that number.
History of divorce rates in the United States
Divorce rates were the highest around 1979, with around 22 divorces per 1,000 married women – or 50 percent of marriages. That number has been on the decline since the mid-2000s.
The divorce rate as of 2021 is around 14 divorces per 1,000 married women. This makes the divorce rate the lowest it has been in 40 years. Multiple factors could have influenced the decline in divorce rates, such as the pandemic and economic worries.
Divorce rates in Oklahoma
Oklahoma has the fourth-highest divorce rate in the United States. There were around 18 divorces per 1000 women, with a 2.8 margin of error. Arkansas was the highest, with 21 divorces per 1000 married women. New Hampshire has a divorce rate of 8 divorces per 1000 married women.
Many things can lead to divorce. Older couples may find they have less in common after their children are moved out and decide to divorce. Couples often rush into marriages and get divorced after only a few years.
Getting a divorce in Oklahoma
Regardless of the reasons, divorce is common for many Oklahoma families. There is nothing wrong with ending a marriage in which you are unhappy, especially if you believe it’s the best thing for you and your family.
It’s important to get professional help as you proceed with seeking a divorce in Oklahoma. Ensuring that you have all of your finances together and ducks lined up neatly in a row can help make the divorce process easier.