Unfortunately, there is very little eternal in our life. Family ties in this case are no exception. Under the yoke of various circumstances, even the happiest marriage can crack. In such a situation, it is important to get high-quality help from a professional lawyer.
According to statistics, about 42% of marriages in the United States of America fail. More than 10% of Americans have been forced to go through divorce proceedings.
It is noteworthy that the largest number of divorces was recorded in the states of Nevada, Maine, and Oklahoma. At the same time, in New York and Massachusetts, marriages break up the least in the United States. Such statistics are probably due to the fact that in the Big Apple, citizens most often decide to start a family already over 30 years old.
On average, the divorce process takes about a year. Depending on the policy of the state, this indicator can vary quite widely. So, for example, in Alaska, you can get a divorce in just a month, and in Arkansas, a divorce often drags on for a year and a half or even more. The most common reasons for initiating divorce proceedings are:
Domestic violence and domestic violence;
Regular quarrels and misunderstandings in the house;
Insufficient level of material wealth of the family.
Please note that in the US, depending on the state, child support must be paid until the child reaches the age of 18 or 21. In the regions, various formulas for calculating the amount of alimony are most often established.
On average, in the United States of America, the amount of child support for one child is 15-20% of a citizen's income. If a US citizen has not adopted children from a previous marriage, then he loses the obligation to pay material assistance for their maintenance.