As of 2012, half of all marriages in America end in divorce. There is a direct
correlation between the amount of time a couple dates and the length of the marriage.
The longer a couple dates the more likely they will be married for a long time.
Second marriages, statistically, last longer than first marriages.
In a traditional adversarial divorce or in a co-operative mediation divorce,
the judge does not have to accept the settlement agreement in contemplation of a
divorce, but they normal do unless there is something wrong with it. Some things
which might cause a judge to not allow the agreement are, child support too far
outside the guidelines, or an unlawful provision in the agreement.