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2 age ranges that make divorce more likely

How old were you when you got married? Your answer could tell you a lot about how likely it is that you will get divorced.

Studies have found that divorce is least likely for those who get married between turning 28 years old and turning 32 years old. These marriages tend to be successful and last the longest -- though no marriage is guaranteed to be immune to divorce.

On the other side of the spectrum, those who were notably older or younger when tying the knot see increased divorce odds. They are highest for people who get married when they are over 45 years old or under 21 years old.

It is important to note that these studies looked specifically at women who entered into a first marriage. In some cases, later-in-life marriages have higher divorce odds because a lot of people getting married in their 40s and 50s have already been married and divorced once. Second marriages are also more likely to fail. What these studies show is that age alone may be a predictor, even if the person simply waited until they were 45 or older to finally settle down for the first time.

For very young couples, anywhere from 15 years old to 20 years old, the odds are that they will only stay married for anywhere from one year to one decade. Even if they make it for 10 years, they still have some of the highest divorce rates in the country.

If you and your spouse decide to split up, you need to know all of the legal steps you should take, what rights you have and how to work through your divorce for a successful future.

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