Officials: Johnson County divorce filings down

More Johnson County couples are staying married, compared with a decade ago when the United Way labeled divorce as the top problem facing the county.

The divorce filing rate has decreased, and the reasons why vary; but most explanations come back to a consistent theme: more communication between spouses.

In 2013, 854 couples filed for divorce in Johnson County, or 5.9 filings for every 1,000 residents. A decade ago, 905 couples filed for divorce, or 7.9 filings per 1,000 residents.

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