For the third consecutive year, the divorce rate dropped in 2015, but experts say that couples in Georgia and throughout the country are not necessarily less likely to end their relationships. For individual marriages, some say, there remains a 50/50 chance of divorce.
Married people in Georgia age 50 and over belong to the demographic group with a rising divorce rate. The National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University has calculated that divorces among people over 50 have doubled since 1990. Retirement planning occupies the minds of people in this age group, and careful decisions could reduce financial hardships after a divorce.