05/01/2013 02:57 pm ET

Welcome To Splitsville: A Guide To Life After Divorce


The recession nearly killed the divorce industry around here, though that’s not saying much. We in Massachusetts tend to marry later, and thus have one of the lowest divorce rates in the country. But whatever splitting we were doing pretty much ground to a halt in 2008, when only two people per 1,000 broke their marriage bonds. Now that the economy’s rebounded, however, the unhappily married are once again taking care of business—the state’s divorce rate has jumped nearly 30 percent over the past five years, leaving more than 42,000 divorcees in Boston alone

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