Effects of Divorce on Children in Arizona

Parents who find themselves considering or approaching divorce often spend most of their time worrying about how their children will handle the situation, and what the effects of divorce on children will cause to occur in their life. Experts recognize the importance of these issues and questions and have been researching the effect of divorce on children for years.

In a study published in the September 2013 issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, results indicated that children whose parents divorced when they were between the ages of 3 to 5 years old tend to have higher levels of insecurity regarding parental relationships in comparison to children whose parents divorced when the children were older.

Children who have a “secure” relationship with a parent are more likely to feel trust toward the parent. They tend to be more comfortable depending on the parent and have confidence that the parent will be available when the child needs them.


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Couples that split the housework are more likely to divorce – the rate is actually 50% higher, actually. But it’s not what you think. Experts believe it’s not a cause and effect relationship, but rather a reflection of more modern values of marriage that is apparent in relationships where the household chores are split 50/50.

Swedish scientists released a study in 2012 that stated that there is a gene carried by some women that results in higher rates of both staying single and getting divorced if they do commit to marriage. The gene is a variation of the oxytocin receptor gene called A-allele.

In November of 2012, the University of Michigan released a study that indicated that when a husband reported having a close relationship with his wife’s parents, the likelihood of divorce decreased by 20%. In the same study, data indicated that when the wife reported having a close relationship with her husband’s parents, the likelihood of divorce increased by 20%.

A University of Cincinnati study released in August 2012 provided information concluding that women drink more when they are married and men drink more when they are divorced.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the Arizona divorce process and what divorce means for you and your future, please get in touch with the Arizona family law attorneys at Hildebrand Law today.