Economy not affecting divorce rates in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Tough economic times have many Americans choosing to stay married rather than get a divorce, except in Utah.

The number of divorce filings in Utah stayed at about 13,000 a year from 2006 to 2008, and 2009 is on track for the same outcome.

Nationally, divorce lawyers saw a 37 percent decline in 2008.

Divorce lawyers tell the Deseret News it's likely because Utah hasn't fared as bad in the recession, so couples are still able to afford the option.

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