Many people in Alabama and across the country choose to live together before they marry. However, they may be surprised to learn that they could be at a greater risk of divorce as a result according to one study. Previous studies had shown that people who cohabitate before marriage were more likely to divorce, but other scholars noted that this effect appeared to be on the decline as the social stigma against living together before marriage also declined. However, the newer study, examining first-time marriages by American women under 44 between 1970 and 2015, did not show that the divorce rate had declined.
The millennial generation is turning traditional marriage conventions on their head. Where previous generations married in their early twenties, millennials often wait until well into their thirties to tie the knot. Where previous generations met their spouses at work or through friends, millennials often find their soulmates online or through an app.
You may finally be ready to get divorced and move on with your life apart from your spouse. The question is, how exactly do you go about getting divorced?