As you run through the typical wedding prep checklist of venues, catering, colors, and who will be attending the bridal party, divorce is probably the last thing on your mind. Your wedding day is meant to be your first step to happily ever after.
For those of us who took that walk down the aisle, we learned that marriage is not all those storybooks claimed to be. The more years you spend with your partner, the more trials and tribulations you will have that will test your marriage. While some couples are able to pull through with a little help from a marriage counselor, others break down and quit.
Divorce is never easy, but if you’ve finally decided it’s the best thing for all parties involved, you can end the marriage pretty quickly in Idaho. To divorce, the applicant only needs to have a permanent residence in Idaho for six weeks before proceeding to file for divorce from their spouse. From there, there is a 21-day waiting period to move on to the next steps.
Idaho is both a no-fault and no-fault divorce state. No-fault means you don’t have to prove you have to prove your spouse did something wrong. Fault means you will have to prove that your spouse did something that falls under one of Idaho’s “causes for divorce” and that is why you want to end the marriage.
What are Idaho’s legal “grounds for divorce”? There is a section of the Idaho code that spells it out.
These are the 9 Legal Grounds for Divorce in the State of Idaho
What are divorce rates like in Idaho? Data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides a small overview. Their most recent five-year survey shows the percentage of people 15 and older who are currently divorced in nearly every state, county and city nationwide.
When you look at Idaho as a whole, 12% of Idahoans over the age of 15 say they are divorced. This is more than the national average of 10.8%. Idaho ranks 18th along with Nevada, New Hampshire and Ohio for the highest percentage of people currently divorced in the nation.
Which cities in Idaho have the highest number of failed marriages? This is how the data broke.
These 15 Idaho towns have the highest rate of failed marriages in the state
According to data from the American Census Bureau’s “American Community Survey,” these 15 cities have the highest percentage of residents over the age of 15 who are currently divorced. We pulled the numbers from their most recent survey available.
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