Massachusetts Ranks Among States With The Least Divorces
It is what it is. Take it for what you will, but April 14 is National Ex-Spouse’s Day.
It could be a reflective day for some, or a day to solidify an individual has moved on. While it’s not likely that people are buying flowers for their former flame, one must wonder just how many others out there are feeling the burn.
At BetMassachusetts.com, we took a break from Massachusetts sports betting, and gathered some data from Hyattsville, Maryland-based National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to determine the states with the highest and lowest divorce rates per 1,000 women in the year 2021.
Let's just say the Bay State loves marriage, just like they love their newly legal Massachusetts betting apps. Here is what we found out:
Although the NCHS data does not include divorce rates for five states - California, Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, New Mexico - Massachusetts ranked last at No. 46 at 1%.
States Ranked By Divorce Rate
The Model State For Marriage
In Massachusetts, the party filing for the actual divorce must have lived in the state for one year. In conjunction with that, Bay Staters get married fewer times, with only 2% of residents having been remarried.
Once a judge signs a Judgement of Divorce, it will become final after a 90-day waiting period where it becomes an Absolute.
The state also does not have "legal separation." You do not need a court's permission to live away from your spouse. Separation agreements often occur before a divorce to set out terms for specific things such as child custody, division of assets, debts and property and if own a home, what to do with it.
Only four other states: 42-Kansas (1.9%), 43-Maryland (1.6%), 44-Texas (1.4%) and 45-Illinois (1.3%) ranked within the 1% range.
For comparison, the top five states that rank the highest in divorce rate: 1-Nevada (4.2%), 2-Oklahoma (3.8%), 3-Wyoming (3.7%) and a tie at 4-Alabama and Arkansas (3.6%).
So good for Massachusetts residents for taking their vows to heart and sticking by thei significant others through thick and thin!
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