Top Reasons for Divorce in Texas in 2022

Top Reasons for Divorce in Texas in 2022

Jan 23, 2023
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Any couple facing a divorce may feel like they are all alone in the matter. The fact is that while the divorce is a very personal decision, many people have faced the same outcome.

There is a lot of information regarding divorce statistics on the internet. The Southlake divorce lawyer at Mims Ballew Hollingsworth⏐Family Law has consolidated this information for you. Let us better inform you on national and Texas divorce trends.

National Trends

The United States makes the list as a country with a higher number of divorces. According to the World Population Review, it ranks number 10, tying with Denmark, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Since 1980, the divorce rate in the United States has declined by about 20%. In fact, 2020 and 2021 saw the lowest divorce rate over a 40-year time span. In 2020, the divorce rate was 2.3 per 1,000 total population.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were 1,676,911 marriages and 630,505 divorces and annulments in 2020.

Divorce Statistics in Texas

Let’s examine the numbers in Texas. In 2020, the divorce rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people, while the marriage rate was 5.3 per 1,000 people. Compared to 2019, the divorce rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people, while the marriage rate was 4.9 per 1,000 people.

Although the marriage rate slightly increased from 2019-2020, the divorce rate declined. You may wonder how Texas ranks nationally. Not surprisingly, Texas ranked 14th lowest in the nation, coming in toward the bottom of the list.

What Are the Top Reasons for Divorce?

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics lists the top reasons for divorce:

  1. Lack of commitment (75%)

  2. Infidelity (59.6%)

  3. Too much conflict and arguing (57.7%)

  4. Getting married too young (45.1%)

  5. Financial problems (36.7%)

  6. Substance abuse (34.6%)

  7. Domestic violence (23.5%)

 

Are You More Likely to Get Divorced Earlier or Later on in Your Marriage?

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducted a 2022 study interviewing 11,000 women between the ages of 15-44. Examining first marriages, the NCHS study found that the probability of the marriage ending in divorce within five years is 20%, while the probability of divorce after ten years climbs to 33%.

The evidence clearly shows that first marriages are more likely to fail after couples reach the ten-year mark.

Do Those Who Remarry Have a Higher Chance of Divorce?

According to the NCHS, there is a higher probability that people in their second or subsequent marriages might get divorced.

The study found that the chances of getting a divorce following a second marriage are 23% after five years and skyrocket to 39% after 10 years.

What is the Average Cost of Getting a Divorce in Texas?

A recent USA Today article found that the cost of divorce in Texas ranges between $15,600 (without children)-$23,000 (with children).

This places Texas as the state with the 5th highest divorce expenses in the United States. The cost is alarming, but some divorce cases are able to settle for much less.

A Knowledgeable Southlake Divorce Lawyer Near You Defending Your Rights

The divorce attorneys at Mims Ballew Hollingsworth⏐Family Law know that anyone facing divorce is experiencing stress and emotional agony. We are here to help. Know that we have seen a wide range of divorce cases, and we have the experience to help assist you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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