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Is divorce still frowned upon by society?

| Apr 14, 2021 | Family Law & Divorce |

There has long been a stigma around divorce. For a long time, divorce was seen as a personal failing of the parties involved. This doesn’t take into account that divorce can be an excellent way to improve your life if you feel trapped in an unhappy marriage, of course, so the stigma doesn’t hold up to any sort of scrutiny.

Have social attitudes toward divorce remained largely the same, or are they changing?

More and more, people are starting to change their perspectives on divorce. They’re beginning to see how divorce can be a good thing. The stigma is fading away. People are more accepting of divorce today than they have been in the past. 

It’s not just young people changing their opinions on divorce

When society’s opinion on something shifts, it’s common to assume that this is because young people are more accepting of it than previous generations. The shift is attributed to new ideas and perspectives replacing old ones as these generations come into their own. 

In the case of divorce, though, that’s not entirely true. The changing attitude toward divorce can be seen for all age groups. In fact, divorce, in general, is less common than it has been in the past, but gray divorce — divorce for those over 50 — is more common! This age group has a rising divorce rate. This makes it clear that the whole population is more accepting of divorce, not just the young.

Are you ready to get divorced?

If you are thinking about divorce, you need to know about all of the steps you should take and the options you have to make the process easier. Speaking with an attorney is often the best way to understand more about your rights.