For years, we have heard the statement that 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. Yet, according to some studies, the actual divorce rate has been falling since the 1980s. But so is the marriage rate. And among some demographics, the divorce rate may actually be increasing.
The overall divorce rate does appear to be falling, as the number of divorces processed through family courts in Ohio and all other states provides a reasonably accurate number, assuming the states manage to collect all of the divorce cases that complete in their courts.