Divorce is typically not a pleasant situation to be involved in, as it negatively affects people in a variety of different ways. Unfortunately, however, divorce is something that will continue to happen around the country, including in the Grand Rapids area, as couples decide they can no longer live together. In fact, according to a new report as the economy improves, divorce rates increase.
Although the divorce rate in the United States saw a steady decline during the country’s economic recession that ended in the middle of 2009, that trend has seen a big reversal as the economy woes improve. According to Census Bureau statistics the divorce rate has experienced an increase in the three years following the recession’s end, including 2.4 million divorces in 2012. Some believe that many people who wanted to divorce during the recession simply weren’t able to because of their financial situation.