When people think of divorcing couples, the image that most frequently comes to mind is a couple in their thirties or early forties battling over child custody and support.
Boomer Divorce Rate Is Also Higher in Remarriages
The overall national divorce rate has dropped in recent year. However, among boomers - the demographic known for protesting the Vietnam War and long hair - the rate has doubled, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University. Those who are 50 and above now have a 1 in 4 chance of having a marriage end in divorce court.
If you think mature people who have already been divorced are smarter before tying the nuptial knot a second time, you're wrong, sadly. The rate of divorce is 2.5 times higher for those in this demographic who remarry.
In the United States, the divorce rate is 45 percent, which is the highest in the world.
Among boomers who are even older - 65+ - the divorce rate doubled from 5 percent to 10 percent. Among women, the percentage tripled between 1980 and 2008, from 4 percent to 12 percent.