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Jobs in travel and entertainment have higher divorce rates

Recent studies suggest that Kentucky residents who work in the entertainment, hospitality or travel sectors may be more likely to divorce than those employed in other areas. Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey indicate that bartenders have the highest divorce rates in the United States. The study also reveals that divorce is more common when spouses have fluid schedules or jobs that require extensive travel.

Occupations that lie at the other end of the divorce probability scale tend to be less adventurous and more cerebral in nature. Studies have found that divorce is relatively rare among scientists, health care professionals, software developers and actuaries, and experts believe that this is because these fields tend to attract level-headed individuals who shy away from conflict and resist change. However, the data also highlights a connection between income and divorce, and even spouses employed in seemingly sedate occupations may find themselves embroiled in bitter disputes when money becomes an issue.

The Census Bureau data shows how often individuals in different occupations get divorced, but it does not provide much information about what may have caused their marriages to fail. Some experts believe that spouses who spend long periods on the road or meet new people frequently are more likely to be led into temptation, but others think that economic factors and the unreliability of entertainment and hospitality work are more likely to blame for the higher divorce rates in these fields.

Going through a divorce is rarely easy, and experienced family law attorneys understand that spouses usually want to get through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible. Experienced family law attorneys may help couples to avoid protracted legal battles by tackling thorny subjects like property division and spousal support only after goals and boundaries have been set by the spouses involved and rapport has been established.

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