The increase of polyamory and a decreasing role of Church and the extended family in society, has contributed to an increase in the number of divorces in the United States. According to statistics, adults are two and a half times more likely to split now, than they were in 1985. And the trend towards divorce is four times as likely now as 50 years ago. Of the new marriages in the US, 40%-60% will likely end in divorce. The dissolution of a marriage is not only stressful, traumatic and emotionally disturbing, expensive legal proceedings and financial losses are the likely outcome if you do not seek the aid of an experienced divorce lawyer to protect your interests and welfare.