Divorce rates vary from state to state across the U.S. Many people believe that with all of the Hollywood celebrities in California, and their very public divorces, that Californians overall have a higher divorce rate than the rest of the U.S.
According to a story published recently in the Sacramento Bee, however, California’s divorce rate is actually lower than many U.S. states and may have even dropped in recent years. The article was based on a study titled “Marital Events of Americans” conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2009.
The numbers showed that the divorce rate of Californians was lower than the national average for both men and women. In 2009 California men had a divorce rate of 8 per 1,000 while the national average was 9.2 per 1,000. California women by the same measure had a divorce rate of 8.9 per 1,000, much lower than the national average of 9.7 per 1,000.
In comparison, the study showed that the South (FL, GA, SC, NC) had the highest rate of divorce in the nation and the Northeast (NY, MA, VA) had the lowest.
Finding a Divorce Attorney in San Diego
Quality California divorce lawyers are hard to find, but the San Diego Divorce Center makes it easy for families to connect with attorneys experienced in state and federal laws.
If you find yourself faced with divorce in California and need professional, compassionate advice on how to handle this difficult time, please call The Edmunds Law Firm at (800) 431-2526, or fill out the contact form on our website. We have over 33 years of experience handling a variety of complicated divorce cases around the San Diego area as well as nationwide.