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September is Hispanic Heritage Month

In Relationships, Separation & Divorce by Sarah Hink

This year, Hispanic Heritage Month takes place between September 15 through October 15, 2017. New Direction Family Law proudly celebrates this occasion and the Hispanic population of North Carolina. For some significant background information, “Hispanic” refers to a person’s origin from Mexico, Spain, Central or South America, Puerto Rico, or Cuba. As of 2016, people of Hispanic heritage comprised over 17% of the American population, making them the largest minority group in the country. Further, there are estimates that the population will skyrocket in the coming decades. As a family law firm, we would be remiss without noting that studies have shown that Hispanic women are less likely to get divorced than women of other ethnicities. Further, the divorce rate amongst Hispanic families that are socioeconomically challenged is less impacted …