Divorce rates are not quite as high as statistical myths would have you believe.
As with any statistics there are all kinds of variables hidden within the overall numbers which hide significant variances. An interactive tool has just been developed admittedly based on statistics from the USA but probably a useful guide for the UK too.
It looks at some of the main factors that may lead to divorce and gives you an instant calculation of your chances of divorce, depending on the particular ethnic and gender groups you belong too, your educational attainment and your occupation.
The chart created by Nathan Yau from online data service Flowing Data, then gives you a clear chart of the chances for each group and combination of groups.
The tool can be found here http://flowingdata.com/2016/03/30/divorce-rates-for-different-groups/
The UK divorce rate currently stands at 42% of marriages which gives couples more than a 50% chance of staying married. The most recent reports in the media suggest that divorce rates are now at their lowest point since the mid-1970s.
If you are currently going through a divorce we understand it can be a stressful time for everyone concerned, so if you would like to discuss any aspects of divorce, remember our experts are always on hand to guide you through the process.