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Teenage Daughters & Divorce Study

On behalf of Sparkman Law Firm posted in Divorce on Sunday, November 12th, 2017

New Study Says That Parents of Teenage Daughters are More Likely to Get Divorced


There’s no doubt that having teenagers in your home can increase the stress level overall as your child begins to adjust into young adulthood. This can put pressure on an already strained relationship. Whether it’s a broken curfew or talking back, these are facts of life for parents of teenagers but it could also be an indicator of the stress level already present in the parents’ marriage.

Parents With Teenage Daughters Heading For Divorce?

A new data analysis from Australia found that parent with daughters are more likely to separate than those with sons but this increased risk of divorce only comes during the teenage years. It’s the strained relationship that occurs between the daughters and the parents that could bring a couple to the point of talking to a divorce attorney. More than 2 million marriages were analyzed throughout the Netherlands over the course of a decade and they found that divorce risks increased with the children’s ages until those children reached adulthood.

However, those parents with teenage daughters were at much greater risk of getting divorced. This risk could disappear in situations in which the father grew up with a sister and is already familiar with the teenage behavior of women. Several studies in the United States have already identified that parents with firstborn girls are more likely to divorce than parents with firstborn boys.

There has been no evidence, however, from developed countries showing that daughters strained marriages. There are many different pressure points that may emerge in a marriage to cause you to think about divorce. Perhaps you and your spouse have different parenting styles that do not converge when it comes to a teenager child and this has put a strain on you two as parents. Ultimately, you may decide that scheduling a meeting with a divorce lawyer in Tampa is a good way to understand your rights.

If you are thinking about getting a divorce and need to consult with a knowledgeable divorce attorney, do not hesitate to schedule a consultation to get answers to your questions and to learn more about the next steps you should take to protect yourself.


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