Divorce is almost half as common in the United States as marriage is. According to the CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics, the rate of divorce in 2014 was 3.2/1,000 in the total population, while the rate for marriage was 6.9/1,000. This statistic may not be surprising to many who have been through the process and recognize how difficult it can be to make a marriage work when there are problems with fidelity, abuse or even irreconcilable differences.
According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015 bankruptcies were down 10 percent from the previous year. This is good news for most consumers, unless you're facing mountains of debt yourself. If you're considering a bankruptcy to help you get a new financial position, you might wonder if you can discharge all your debts under the bankruptcy code. The quick answer is no, you can't. Here is a list of some of the debts you will still have to deal with following a bankruptcy: