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What demographical group is most active on the divorce front?

Although research indicates that the divorce rate nationally has been tumbling in recent years, a close focus on the matter reveals "a sharp increase in divorce among boomers."

So states the Wall Street Journal in an examination of divorce trends and related information.

The aforementioned "boomers" comprise, of course, that veritable avalanche of babies spawned in the post-World War II era and ending in the mid-1960s. That group collectively encompasses scores of millions of members now in their 50s and 60s who, according to myriad studies, are comparatively quick to pull the divorce trigger.

In addition to noting that divorce fact, the above-cited article makes a number of other observations that many of our readers in Arkansas and elsewhere might find interesting.

Here's one. Although many people adamantly state that adultery is anathema to them and that they would never cheat on their partner, such talk is apparently cheap in many instances. Research shows that many of those same people professing a "zero tolerance" attitude toward cheating on their spouse would nonetheless engage in adultery if they knew they could get away with it.

Here's another. Notwithstanding the broad-based taboo associated with marital contracts in the past, such taint has now largely dissipated, with growing numbers of about-to-marry couples professing an interest in the subject. A national group of family law attorneys cites a clear increase in interest regarding premarital agreements.

And here's one additional point noted by the Journal regarding online social media use. Reportedly, there is a clear -- and clearly alarming -- nexus between site use and marital problems, at least among some persons heavily involved with online vehicles such as Facebook (please see our post entry dated June 10 for its detailed focus on this topic).

Obviously, there is always lots of divorce-related information of a general nature that can be readily accessed online and through mainstream television and print sources.

Alternatively, persons seeking detailed and knowledgeable information that is carefully tailored to their personal situation might profit from a candid and confidential discussion with a proven family law attorney commanding strong experience representing divorce clients.

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