Texas health professionals may find they are more likely to remain in a lasting marriage than people of other professions. In a study conducted that monitored approximately 240,000 health care workers, nurses had the highest divorce rate at 33 percent. The numbers continued to drop for doctors at 24 percent and pharmacists at 23 percent.
People who work outside of the health field averaged a rate of 35 percent in the study. Within the career of doctor, however, female physicians were recorded to be 1.5 times more likely to have gone through a divorce than male doctors in the same group. While lengthy work hours appeared to contribute to this statistic for women, an increased amount of hours in the workweek appeared to have an opposite effect on men, who were less likely to divorce the more that they worked.
Having to balance both a career and personal life may be the culprit for why female doctors were more prone to divorce. The study was conducted between 2008 and 2013 to reach these results. However, any differences in gender and divorce would acquire additional research to confirm.
There was many reasons as to why a couple might decide to end their marriage. When a spouse has obtained several assess throughout their career as a doctor, the process of divorce might become more complicated. In addition to property, other financial disputes and child custody negotiations might come into play as well. An attorney who has experience in family law matters might be able to represent a health care professional as they move through the divorce proceedings.