Bartenders and travelers have highest divorce rates

Minnesota couples may be interested to know that the old stereotype that bartenders have the highest divorce rates might be true. According to data from the 2015 American Community Survey, those who are employed in fields that involve the nightlife or travel, like shipping and transportation jobs, that prevents them from being home for long periods of time are more likely to get divorced than others.

The data also revealed the occupations that were least likely to get a divorce. These professions included medical professionals, software developers, scientists and actuaries. It was argued that this was because these professionals generally attracted individuals who preferred schedules and efficiency while professions involving nightlife and extensive travel attracted those who preferred fluid schedules. Those in popular professions located in more rural areas, such as forestry, farming, fishing or the military were also more likely to have lower divorce rates than other professions.

The report also factored income when analyzing the rate of divorce among the different professions. The data showed, for example, that occupations that had higher incomes on average had lower divorce rates. Further, there was a correlation between divorce rates, income and the likelihood that a child would become ill.

For many couples, financial challenges, the inability to work together and irreconcilable differences can lead to a divorce. However, the divorce process can cause additional emotional distress especially if the former couple has significant assets that have to be divided or if there are kids involved. A family law attorney could assist with negotiating with the other party prior to meeting at court in order to attempt to finalize the divorce more quickly. If the two parties can reach an accord, they could save time and money.

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