In general, people these days are waiting until later in life to get married. As a result, you are beginning to see a slight dip in the divorce rate in the U.S. You may wonder whether there are any factors that are likely to make a marriage in Florida last longer. While environment and upbringing influence a relationship, researchers are now focusing on education as one factor that is likely to make a marriage work.

Years ago, researchers thought that education would actually boost the chances of a divorce. The thinking was that spouses would be less afraid of getting a divorce knowing that they had the extra financial resources that go along with more education.

Now, the assumption has changed. One reason is that getting more education actually makes someone take more time to get married. At that point, they will have matured to the point where they have a better idea of what they are looking for in a spouse. In addition, they are better established financially, which means that the couple will have fewer chances to fight over money.

The research looked at women who have a high school degree and compared them to women who have earned a college degree. The numbers showed that women who graduate college are twice as likely to stay married.

If you are considering a divorce or have already begun the process of dissolving your marriage, you may want to consult with a family law attorney to find out how best to end your marriage amicably without litigation. The attorney may advise you on strategies to use in order to peacefully bring the marriage to a close. They might also assist you in negotiating the divorce agreement with the other side, only litigating the case if it is necessary.