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A few tips about divorce

Since the subject can be taboo, many people choose not to approach it, or perhaps an individual could be one of the lucky ones who hasn't been affected by it. Divorce, however, is a wide ranging and complicated issue that is likely to affect many individuals at some point in their lives, even many people in Florida. Those people who do have experience with the thorny issue of ending a marriage will often share tips to help others in need.

In 2014, the divorce rate in the United States was reported at 42 percent by the Office of National Statistics. In 2017, that percentage jumped for the first time in years, meaning more individuals are experiencing marital failure. What causes marriages to fail? Every marriage is unique, but some have said that it boils down to sex, money and religion. 

A couple can usually tell if the marriage is going to work by the third or fourth year. If there are children, the pair may be tempted to work it out. Many experts recommend thinking it over thoroughly, if only to prepare by allowing emotions to settle and to make a good exit strategy, which can also be aided by a pre-planning document such as a prenuptial agreement. 

Modern lives allow for individuals to grow and change the way they feel and the way they relate to other people. Sometimes, the changes will make a divorce necessary. During the transition, a person living in Florida will likely want help with the financial, legal and practical matters of ending a marriage. A certain percentage of people find an experienced family law attorney an important tool for sorting out those details. 

Source:, "15 things a divorce lawyer wants you to know", Dusty Baxter-Wright Jan, Jan. 2, 2018

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