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Jobs With the Highest & Lowest Divorce Rates

Don't go through your divorce, legal separation or paternity case alone. Trust the attorneys at The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC to help you through this difficult time. You can count on us to help you through contested issues, negotiation with the opposing party, court appearances and more. With over 50 years combined experience, you can count on us to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests.

Even though divorce rates are decreasing due to people marrying at older ages, co-habitating, or even choosing not to get married at all, divorce is still very common in the United States.

Many different factors, such as education level, age, income level and employment affect the divorce rate. For example, divorce rates are much higher for unemployed people compared to employed people.

As it turns out, not only does employment affect divorce rate, but different occupations also have varying divorce rates.

The 10 occupations with the lowest divorce rates:

  1. Actuaries - 17%
  2. Physical scientists - 18.9%
  3. Medical and life scientists- 19.6%
  4. Clergy - 19.8%
  5. Software developers, applications and system software - 20.3%
  6. Physical therapists - 20.7%
  7. Optomestrists - 20.8%
  8. Chemical Engineers - 21.1%
  9. Directors, religious activities and education - 21.3%
  10. Physicians and surgeons - 21.8%

The 10 occupations with the highest divorce rates:

  1. Gaming managers - 52.9%
  2. Bartenders - 52.7%
  3. Flight attendants - 50.5%
  4. Gaming service workers - 50.3%
  5. Rolling machine setters, operators and tenders, metal and plastic - 50.1%
  6. Switchboard operators - 49.7%
  7. Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators and tenders, metal and plastic - 49.6%
  8. Telemarketers - 49.2%
  9. Textile knitting and weaving machine operators - 48.9%
  10. Extruding, forming, pressing and compacting machine setters, operators and tenders - 48.8%
What are the Different Types of Divorce?

Default Divorce - A default divorce happens when one party does not respond to the other party's petition for divorce. In a "true default" case, the party is giving up their right to have any say in the divorce. This often happens when one of the spouses cannot be found.

Summary Dissolution - This is a "quick, easy way to get divorced". You would file a joint petition for dissolution and both spouses must agree to divide the property and debt. To qualify, you and your spouse must be married for less than 5 years, have no children together, agree neither spouse will receive spousal support, and have no significant assets or liabilities. You can see the full list of qualifications here:

Contested Divorce - a contested divorce is usually involves both spouses retaining separate attorneys to represent them because they were not able to work together to come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce. This process usually involves hearings, settlement negotiations and sometimes even a trial. Contested divorces are more likely to happen if one or both spouses have a high net worth, have significant assets and liabilities, or if there are minor children.

Uncontested Divorce - an uncontested divorce means that both spouses are able to work together to come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce. Because everything is agreed upon, there will be no hearings, settlement negotiations or any other court procedures.

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