The number of divorces throughout the country have fallen and many researchers think that this is due to the weak economy and the high cost of divorce.
Data from the Census Bureau shows that the rate of divorce has dropped five percent since 1996. Since the beginning of the recession, a trend has been seen, the higher the unemployment rate in an area, the lower the number of divorces.
Other divorce statistics found is that the most common reason that people file for divorce is infidelity followed by communication issues and abuse. Data also shows that men are divorcing at older ages then women. The average age of divorced men is between 35 and 54 and the average age of divorced women is 25 to 44.