HuffPo Graphic Shows Varying Divorce Rates in the U.S.


A pretty nice infographic on the Huffington Post this morning (crediting a Brown University study, the American Community Survey, and the Daily Beast), showing the divorce rates in different states in the U.S., as well as the top cities in that regard.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/04/us-divorce-rate_n_4184261.html

Notably our little chain in the Pacific is on the lower end of the scale, averaging between 7.66-9.31 divorces per thousand people.  This is just over half the rate of the states in the highest level Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee (12.64-14.35 divorces per thousand).  The top 3 divorce rate cities?  (1) Panama City, Florida; (2) Sierra Vista, Arizona; and (3) Charleston, West Virginia.

They didn’t happen to mention where the most divorce attorneys practice.  Oh well.

 

FURTHER READING ON DIVORCE:

Divorce in Hawaii

Hawaii Divorce and Family Law Resources Online

Hawaii Family Law Definitions, A to Z

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This Map Of U.S. Divorce Rates Shows Where Marriages Go To Die
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A Huffington Post article provides a graphic representation of divorce rates in the 50 States
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About Gavin K. Doi

Gavin, a founding partner of Doi/Luke, was born and reared in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, graduating from McKinley High School, and receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in Denver, Colorado. Previously, Gavin worked with the Child Support Enforcement Agency and the AmeriCorps Domestic Violence Clinic. An advocate of pro bono legal work, Gavin volunteers time with Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii and the Hawai’i State Bar Association.In 2013, Gavin co-authored the book Child Custody Litigation and Settlements (Aspatore Books/Thomson West), penning the section "Working with Your Client Towards a Successful Child Custody Case." Gavin is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the HSBA Family Law Section, and was presented with the 2002 Justice Award by the Hawaii State Bar Association, which honors one lawyer annually for their outstanding contribution to the ideals of justice. The Hawaii Access to Justice Commission honored Gavin in 2012 for his pro bono service to the community.Gavin has extensive experience in divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, restraining orders, and other family law matters, and has a Distinguished rating with Martindale-Hubble®/Lawyers.com, and an Avvo rating of 10 out of 10. He can be e-mailed at: gkdoi@islandlawyers.com .

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