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How to decide whether to stay together for the children

Florida parents who are considering divorce might wonder if it would better to postpone separation for their children's sake. There are advantages and disadvantages to this. While divorce can have a very real effect on children, including how likely it is that they will divorce later in life, divorce may be less stressful for them.

Some common reasons for divorce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 20 percent of marriages end in separation, death or divorce after 5 years, and after 20 years, this is true of more than half of all marriages. There are a number of reasons that couples in Florida might be considering divorce.

Studies identify factors that could lead to divorce

Florida couples whose biological parents were divorced may also be more likely to get a divorce. This one of the findings of multiple studies that have looked at factors that may signal that a couple is more likely to end their marriage. Another factor that may increase the chance of divorce is if the couple has dissimilar levels of alcohol consumption.

When spouses attempt to hide assets during divorce proceedings

A grievous and litigious divorce is the last thing married Florida couples would want to go through; unfortunately, these situations tend to happen more often than people think. Even though family court divisions in the Sunshine State try to offer couples options to avoid the unpleasantness of a divorce trial, Chapter 61 of the Florida Statutes give afflicted spouses an opportunity to muddle the process with litigation and obfuscation.

Property division dilemmas

There are many important financial decisions Florida couples must make when they divorce. Asset division is a major part of the process, and couples who can reach an agreement have a great degree of control over how it will work. As long as the division is equitable and it is approved by the court, assets can be divided however the couple wants. The marital home is often one of the most important assets in the division process, but people should think twice before arguing to keep it.

Tax issues after a divorce

As if going through a divorce was not stressful enough for Sarasota couples, there are also a few issues related to taxes that need to be addressed by them as they start living their separate lives. Dependents, alimony, deductions, credits, and the new filing status are just some of the issues that each party should evaluate before the judge issues the divorce decree.

How to handle a toxic divorce

Ideally, a Florida couple whose marriage is coming to an end would be on the same page about ending their relationship. However, it isn't always the case that both parties going through a divorce will do so in a civil manner. If an individual has a high-conflict personality, it may be more likely that the divorce may become a toxic one. Therefore, it may be necessary to have a strategy to deal with this type of situation.