Age gap might be a risk factor for divorce, study says

A study has shown the risk of divorce increases as the age difference between couples becomes larger, The Atlantic reported on November 9.

The study analyzed the data from more than 3,000 recently married and divorced Americans, and learned that couples with even a one-year age difference were 3% more at risk of splitting up than couples who were the same age. A 5-year age gap may increase the likelihood of divorce to 18%, while a 20 to 30-year age gap increases the possibility of divorce from 95% to 172%. According to the report, the risk of divorce in couples with age differences is more likely due to divergences in culture and interests.

Married couples who are considering the possibility of divorce should seek the help of sensitive, dedicated, and experienced divorce attorneys who know how important it is for both parties to reach an amicable settlement. For your divorce needs in The Woodlands, discuss your situation with an attorney at the BB Law Group PLLC by calling (832) 534-2589 today.


Divorce isn’t caused by living together before marriage, study says

A study conducted by an associate professor revealed cohabiting does not increase the risk of divorce, The Huffington Post reported on Tuesday, March 11.

Associate professor Arielle Kuperberg from the University of North Carolina studied data from the National Survey of Family Growth and found that living together does not increase the likelihood of getting divorced. She emphasized that what really increases the possibility of a divorce is the age at which couples get married. Young couples, according to her findings, are more likely to get divorced.

Regardless of what is causing you to file for divorce in The Woodlands, our lawyers at the BB Law Group PLLC can help you protect your rights and interests. Talk to us about how we can help you by calling (832) 534-2589 today.


Military divorcees seek dissolution of law granting their ex-spouses half of their pension

A group of military personnel is asking Congress to repeal a law – the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act (USFSPA) – instated in 1982 that allows a military retirement pension to be treated as property and, subsequently, divided between the spouses equally.

The USFSPA Liberation Support Group, which feels that a veteran of the U.S. military is entitled to the fruits of his labor for having served the country in times of war and peace, highly opposes the 1982-enacted law.

Their opposition of the law is largely due to the inequality of treatment among civilians and ex-military members, as payment according to this federal law does not stop even after the former spouse remarries or acquires a more profitable career.

Larry White, national director of the San Antonio, Texas-based group, said the military retirement pension is not merely for services rendered to the country, but also serves as payment for a military person’s continuing service to his homeland as retirement is a reserve status that is compensated with less pay for fewer services.

Military divorce poses a number of unique intricacies and difficulties, including dealing with such laws as the USFSPA. As such, if you are going through a military divorce, you need an attorney who understands and can adeptly navigate these added nuances. At the BB Law Group PLLC, we are highly skilled in handling such divorces and can help you. Call (832) 534-2589 today to discuss your divorce needs.

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