An interesting article published in the Wall Street Journal named the states with the lowest divorce rates for the year 2008 -2009. The state with the lowest divorce rate (1.8 percent) was Massachusetts. Nevada had the highest divorce rate at 6.6 percent.
While these numbers are interesting, a state with a “low” divorce rate does not necessarily mean that the married couples living in that state are happier than married couples living in states with “higher” rates of divorce. Many couples in states with “low” divorce rates could be choosing to stay in unsatisfying marriages or simply deciding not to marry in the first place.
While the divorce statistics for California were unavailable, the Center for Disease Control estimates the overall U.S. divorce rate to be around 3.4 divorces for every 1,000 individuals. The U.S. marriage rate is 6.8 per 1,000 individuals. In California, a divorce is also known as a “dissolution of marriage.” When a California divorce is finalized, the couple’s marriage is terminated. At this point, the ex-spouses are considered single and are free to remarry.
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