If at first, you don’t succeed, try, and try again. It’s a common proverb we have all heard. But when it comes to marriage in Utah, it certainly applies.

Statistics show that more divorced people in Utah have found marriage the second time much more enjoyable. It’s not just Utah. In the case of President Donald Trump, it took three trips down the aisle to find marital bliss. But what are the reasons? Ask any Salt Lake City divorce attorney about this topic and they will never run out of stories.

Age & Religion

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 23% of people in Utah age 15 and older have remarried. But why are most people experiencing happier marriages the second time around? The easy answer is most people learn from their past mistakes. But when you dig deeper, there are some other contributing factors that play a major role.

Utah is the only state where Mormons are the dominant religious group. Because marriage is highly emphasized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mormons tend to enter marriage at a younger age. In the last twenty years, more people nationwide are waiting longer to get married. However, Utah couples continue to enter marriage in their early 20s–far sooner than their counterparts in other states. According to U.S. Census figures, almost 73 percent of divorced women in Utah have remarried compared to 70 percent nationwide. The statistics are not much different for men. Nearly 68% of Utah men remarried compared to 64% nationally.

Common Mistakes in First Marriages

When it comes to marriage, there are no training manuals. No two relationships are the same. Because marriage can be unpredictable, we are all bound to eventually make mistakes in our relationships. But how we handle these errors can often determine whether a marriage is built to last.  Here are some of the most common mistakes cited by Salt Lake City divorce attorneys.

  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Failing to make your marriage a top priority
  • Taking your spouse for granted
  • Forgetting how to love your spouse
  • Negativity

There are many other factors. But in far too many cases, people often rush into marriage without properly examining their long term future. Every couple goes through a honeymoon period. But what happens when couples become too comfortable?  It can often lead to complacency and in some cases resentment.

Get Sound Legal Advice from a Salt Lake City Divorce Attorney

Divorce is never easy. It is especially complicated when it is time to determine how to divide property, assets, alimony, the custody of your children and visitation arrangements. The first step is to seek representation from a lawyer with a track record of looking out for the best interest of each client and placing them in the best position to succeed. Divorce attorney Emy A. Cordano brings nearly two decades of experience of helping men and women going through a divorce along with a variety of family law issues. She and her legal team utilize an aggressive and comprehensive approach to ensure your rights are protected. To learn more, contact her law office today and schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

Author Bio:

I am Emy A. Cordano, Attorney at Law. I am a Salt Lake City divorce lawyer who represents men and women in the greater Salt Lake City area.
I provide my clients dedicated, personalized family law representation in complicated divorce matters involving high asset and property division, child custody & visitation, as well as modifications to prior agreements.

 

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