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Family law trends continue to change

by | Jun 5, 2019 | Family Law

Florida couples make the choice to divorce every day, but overall, number of couples making this choice is drastically lower. Divorce rates are changing, and there are several factors that influence family law trends and the choices that people make regarding marriage. It appears that fewer people are getting divorced, but that may be because there are fewer people getting married.

Overall, people nowadays have a different perspective on divorce than many people did in the past. There is more cultural acceptance for a person to leave his or her marriage if he or she is unhappy. Despite the fact that divorce is more acceptable than it was, the divorce rate remains low. In fact, statistics indicate the divorce rate fell by 18% between 2008 and 2016.

One reason for this is because younger people tend to wait longer than ever to get married. Younger couples are more likely to hold off getting married until they have reached a certain amount of financial stability. They are also more likely to want to be certain they are ready for marriage before they move forward. Moreover, more people are simply electing not to marry at all, which influences the overall divorce rate.

When a Florida resident does decide to move forward with divorce, he or she will find it beneficial to work with an experienced family law attorney who can help him or her make smart choices for the future. An assessment of the individual case can help a person understand the legal options available. With guidance, it is possible for a person of any age to secure a strong post-divorce future.

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