In a recent study, it was reported that 20% of divorced women will boost their income by at least 25% after divorce – a surprising statistic that nearly doubles the rate in 11% from the early/mid 1970s. In contrast, only 16% of divorced men should expect to boost their income by at least 25% after divorce – a jump of only 2% from the early/mid 1970s.
The reason for this finding is that there is more education for women. Additionally, there is a closer wage gap between genders, were key factors driving the post-divorce income trends.
Given that we are in the year 2012, these statistics do not surprise me. From an Orange County divorce lawyer’s point of view, more and more divorced women are educated and are able to earn solid income. Its no surprise that these women continue on the path to financial freedom even after divorce.
At any rate, if you are a woman in need of a divorce in Orange County or Los Angeles County, contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for more information.