- The rate of divorce was 2.5 times higher for those in remarriages versus first marriages, whereas the divorce rate was lower the longer a marriage lasted.
- More than 600,000 people aged 50 and older got divorced in 2010, but little is known about the predictors and consequences of divorces that occur during middle and later life.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Married Americans over the age of 50 are splitting up at a record pace, and that presents them with a unique number of problems and challenges. According to a study from Bowling Green University, the divorce rate for Americans age 50 or over doubled between 1990 and 2010. In that time, one in four U.S. divorces involved Americans aged 50 or more. Here are some more points from the study: