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Examining divorce statistics in Utah

According to the Utah Department of health, there were 10,146 divorces across the state in 2010. During the same year, the divorce rate in the state was 3.7 for every 1,000 people. In 2009, Utah's divorce rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people, compared to the U.S. divorce rate of 3.4. Over the course of 2010, more than 3,900 marriages were dissolved in Salt Lake County alone. In Salt Lake City, and throughout Utah, divorce is very stressful for many couples and it is critical for people who are going through this to focus on avoiding complications.

On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's site, additional statistics regarding divorce in Utah and across the country are provided. In 2014 and 2013, the divorce rate in Utah was 3.1 per 1,000 population. 2012 saw a divorce rate of 3.3, while the state's divorce rate in 2011 was 3.7. In previous years, the divorce rate was significantly higher (5.1 in 1990). However, divorce is still very prevalent in Utah and across the entire country. In Wyoming, for example, the rate of divorce in 2014 was 4.6 for every 1,000 people.

The number of divorces which occur will change from year to year, but divorce remains a highly emotional and stressful issue for many people. As a result, it is essential for couples to understand their options and outline the smartest course of action. For some, this may include turning to a mediator, while others may want to assess the financial ramifications of splitting up with their spouse. Regardless of the individual details pertaining to a case, thoroughly preparing for divorce is crucial and can prevent complications from arising.


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