No one can state without a doubt that certain Pennsylvania couples will get a divorce. However, there are some factors that can be used to predict if a divorce will occur. The age at which couples get married can influence whether they get a divorce. According to research, teenage couples and couples in their mid-30s who get married have a higher chance of divorcing than couples who are in their late 20s or early 30s. Couples who get married when they are teenagers carry a particular high risk of divorce. Couples who get married after the age of 32 will see their risk increase annually by 5 percent.

Couples in which the husband is not a full-time worker are also likely to divorce. A study conducted at Harvard University in 2016 examined heterosexual couples who married after 1975. The results indicated that marriages in which the husband was not employed full-time had a 3.3 percent chance of ending in divorce the next year. For marriages in which the husband was employed full-time, the likelihood of a divorce in the following year fell to 2.5 percent.

Another factor in the likelihood of a divorce is an individual who demonstrates contempt for his or her spouse. It is one of four relationship behaviors that can be used to make highly accurate predictions of divorce. This is according to a study that was conducted over a period of 14 years and involved 79 couples residing in the Midwest.

Regardless of the cause, the end of a marriage brings with it several legal issues that need to be resolved. A family law attorney can often assist a client who is going through one by helping to negotiate a comprehensive settlement agreement.