The Evolution of Divorce for Wealthy Women

August 26, 2019

Women are entering into marriage with more assets and greater earnings potential than ever before.

By: Rebecca A. Provder

WealthManagement.com


Evolving gender roles have had a seismic impact on marriage and divorce for women.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the past 50 years, the average age of women marrying for the first time increased from 20.8 to 27.8. Primary factors for this trend include the growth of educational and employment opportunities for women. Consequently, women are entering into marriage with more assets and greater earnings potential than ever before. On the flip side, divorce has become a reality for millions of women. To read the full article co-authored by Rebecca A. Provder, click here.