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Why is Florida’s Divorce Rate So High?

Tampa Florida divorce attorneys

In Florida, the divorce rate is 13 percent, meaning the Sunshine State is among the highest-ranking states in the country when it comes to divorce. The stat is not really surprising. For the past decade, Florida’s divorce rate has hovered around this number and the state’s ranking is consistently one of the highest in the country. So, why are Floridians so much more likely to end their marriage than people in other parts of the country? Below, one of our divorce attorneys in Tampa examines the issue further.

Florida’s Lifestyle 

Many couples want to get married in Florida due to the relaxed lifestyle and the gorgeous weather. However, it is these same factors that can be very hard on a marriage. Couples may become interested in different things and eventually, they may even drift apart. The laidback attitude and lifestyle in the Sunshine State also makes it more acceptable for people to end their marriage, even when their own personal values go against divorce.

Florida’s No-Fault Laws 

Unlike many other states, the majority of divorces in Florida are filed on no-fault grounds. In fact, couples can only get a no-fault divorce or file on the grounds of mental incapacity. The fact that most cases are considered no-fault makes it easier for couples in the state to end their marriage. During a no-fault divorce, neither party must accuse their spouse of being at fault for the end of the marriage, nor must they prove it. The no-fault laws also allow a person to file for divorce even if they simply feel as though they and their spouse have grown apart.

The Lower Cost of Living

 Florida does not impose a state income tax, which means the cost of living is much lower than in other states. Divorce can be a very expensive process, which prevents many people from taking the necessary steps to start the process. With such a low cost of living, though, divorce in Florida is much more affordable.

An Aging Population 

Florida is known as being home to many retirees. People move from all over the country to spend their golden years in the Sunshine State. However, just because a couple has been married for many decades does not guarantee that their marriage will not fail. Baby boomers, or people who were born between 1946 and 1956, have a greater divorce rate than any other generation. Due to the fact that many baby boomers live in Florida, it is not surprising that they contribute to the high divorce rate.

High Rate of Second and Subsequent Marriages

Florida tends to have a high number of second or third marriages, which statistically have a higher rate of divorce than first marriages.

Our Divorce Attorneys in Tampa Can Help 

Regardless of why you are thinking about ending your marriage, you need sound legal advice. At All Family Law Group, P.A., our Tampa divorce attorneys can provide it and help you through the process step by step so you obtain the fair settlement you are entitled to. Call us today at 813-672-1900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation of your case and to get the legal help you need.  Se habla Español.




All Family Law Group, P.A.
The law firm of All Family Law Group, P.A. provides legal services to the Florida cities including Tampa, Clearwater, Brandon, Riverview, Hyde Park, South Tampa, Ybor City, Northdale, Valrico, Gibsonton, Lithia, Mango, Palm River, Plant City, Seffner, Sun City Center, Wimauma, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Temple Terrace, Carrollwood, Northdale, Westchase, Citrus Park, Town N Country, Thonotosassa, Lutz, Fish Hawk, New Tampa, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, MacDill Air Force Base and all of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties. We will also represent DIVORCE clients in Polk, Hernando or Manatee Counties.

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