This study addresses modern types of families in the East-Kazakhstan region and their role in the population development. Using a sample of East-Kazakhstani women interviewed in 2008, this study focuses on women who have been previously married. The purpose of this thesis is analysis of factors influential on the intention to be divorced. Additionally, this thesis investigates issue: how a woman’s family life-course (marital status and number of children born in the first marriage) influences the risk of a post-dissolution birth among divorced women. Also this study attempts to analyze how the experience of a marital dissolution affects a woman’s cumulated fertility.