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Happy marriages are not immune from divorce

One of the most difficult things that any Florida spouse can go through is the sudden announcement from his or her partner that their marriage is over. While most people assume that divorce is the result of a long period of marital unrest, the truth is that many divorces contain one spouse who is deeply unhappy, and another who is utterly clueless that the marriage was in trouble. In such cases, the spouse who is blindsided by the news is also at a distinct legal disadvantage.

The dangers of allowing anger to color your divorce

Ending a marriage is a stressful process, even in cases in which both spouses agree that heading separate ways is the best course of action. For many Florida couples, anger will be the predominant emotion during the divorce process. While a degree of anger can be a healthy thing, too much can have a negative effect on the entire process. It is imperative for spouses to learn how to recognize, limit and manage their anger during this important period of time.

Sealing records within a Florida divorce

In recent months, a number of celebrities and other high profile couples have taken steps to have their divorce records sealed from public view. This means that the media has had no access to those records, which has kept details of the high profile divorce case out of the news. While not everyone in Florida has a public persona to protect, many spouses would like to have their own divorce kept out of the public record, and wonder if that is an option available to non-celebrity couples.

When dividing property, avoid the urge to rush

One of the most challenging aspects of any divorce is the property division process. A great many spouses in Florida and across the nation hate negotiations, whether they are buying a car, negotiating a business deal or working out the details of their divorce. That said, dividing property is crucial to one's future financial stability, and it is a process that should never be rushed.

Wives may be more likely to file for divorce

A recent study took a look at marriage and divorce among heterosexual Americans and found that when a marriage is faltering, wives are more likely to file for divorce than husbands. Researchers looked at data collected from more than 2,000 adults who were either married or in committed relationships. While it appears that men and women end dating relationships at approximately the same rate, women seek divorce at significantly higher rates than men. This may come as a surprise to many in Florida.

Your attorney wants to focus on your divorce issues

The process of ending a marriage is often both stressful and complicated. To some degree, tension and anxiety is normal during this phase of one's life and cannot be avoided. However, there are steps that Florida spouses can take to make the divorce process easier to manage. At the top of that list is taking an active role in keeping one's divorce on track and allowing one's attorney to focus on the divorce issues at play, rather than dealing with lesser tasks.

The divorce process is different for young spouses

Most Florida residents are aware of the marriage and divorce statistics for couples who choose to wed in their early 20s. Despite the somewhat dire outlook painted by those statistics, many couples choose to take the plunge and say their vows as they enter into adulthood, for better or for worse. As things turn out, many of those couples will seek divorce soon after, and some will find that the divorce process is different from what they may have expected.

If Ashley Madison list goes public, will divorce rate spike?

News of a major hack into the website of Ashley Madison has spread across Florida and throughout the nation. The company has built a thriving business on connecting married spouses with individuals who are willing to cheat with regard to their own vows, although many of those people are now at risk of their account information becoming publicly available. Those behind the hack are threatening to release the personal information of Ashley Madison's clients, both past and present. That could lead to an increase in divorce filings, as spouses learn that their partners have been searching online for opportunities to cheat.

Going through divorce, superhero style

In the early stages of divorce, many Florida spouses feel as though they are completely overwhelmed. It can be easy to fall into negative patterns of behavior during this period of time, as the stresses associated with the end of a marriage mount and the list of divorce "to do" items grows. When facing this scenario, it can be helpful to imagine oneself in the role of superhero, and to consider how one's favorite crime fighter or masked marvel would react or respond.

Is divorce the right choice to make?

The decision to end a marriage is never an easy one. That said, many Florida spouses are facing just such a decision and may be unsure how to proceed. While every marriage will experience a range of up and down times, there are certain circumstances that can lead to doubts about the future of a marriage. When the following conditions are present within a marriage, it may be time to give divorce some serious consideration.

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