Military workers more likely to divorce before they reach 30

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2017 | Divorce

Many Minnesota residents who get married end up divorcing by the time they turn 30. While a worker in any field can get divorced, those employed in certain high-stress workplaces may actually be more likely to divorce than others. This is because workplace stress can have an impact on a person’s home life.

According to an analysis of U.S. Census data, military workers of all ranks were more likely to get divorced before the age of 30 than those who worked in other fields. The rate of divorce was found to be 15 percent; although, it was noted that about 41 percent of all first marriages did not survive when age was removed.

People who serve in the military face a unique set of circumstances as part of their line of work. Because military jobs can involve high-stress situations and large amounts of time spent away from the home, marriages are simply less likely to last. Another study, for example, found that the rate of divorce increased each month spouses were on deployment or away from home. Veterans can also experience post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental illnesses that can take a toll on marriage.

Going through a divorce is never easy, especially if the spouses have been married for a lengthy amount of time and have amassed a number of marital assets. However, a family law attorney could recommend and assist with divorce mediation and other options that give the former spouse more control over the final divorce agreement. In some cases, working outside of court can save money and allow the former couple to end their marriage on a good note.