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Data shows occupations may affect family law outcome

| Jul 17, 2017 | Family Law

While the media may speak lightly of divorce, for almost anyone going through it, it is an emotional and potentially overwhelming affair. While in the midst of it, many in New Jersey may not be able to pinpoint the reasons why their marriages ended. However, new family law data shows that one’s job may play an important role in the deterioration of a relationship.

Career experts analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau and found that divorce rates are highest among those who serve as supervisors in the U.S. military. While studies show the national divorce rate is about 41 percent, 30 percent of those working in this capacity file for divorce before the age of 30. In fact, military jobs held three places in the top 10 occupations with the highest divorce rates before reaching 30. Analysts cite time away from home, poor pay, and high-risk assignments as possible contributors to marital stress.

Of course, the stress of any job can wear on a marriage. Logisticians, who are often responsible for managing the entire distribution system for companies, had the second highest divorce rate. Low paying jobs can certainly strain a marriage, and some believe couples who marry too young may divorce before reaching 30. Careers with lower divorce rates include dentists and those working in religious occupations.

While analysts and researchers can rate and categorize common factors in divorces, it is likely that the reasons for a New Jersey divorce are as unique as the couples who marry. Likewise, the elements of one divorce may differ widely from those in another couple’s breakup. Having a compassionate and attentive family law attorney to help one through a divorce may make all the difference.

Source:, “Americans in this field have the highest rate of divorce by age 30“, Kari Paul, July 15, 2017

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