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Patience may produce a more favorable outcome

Couples get divorced throughout the year but attorneys tend to be busier during the fall, when children are back in school and family vacations are over. Although they might be anxious to get the process completed after waiting months to file, there are a few things Florida spouses should pay attention to so they can avoid negotiating a poor property settlement.

Dealing with house rules during and after a divorce

When two Florida parents decide to get a divorce but continue to share parenting duties, there may be problems when the parents attempt to establish separate house rules. For children who are already going through a major transition, trying to learn two different sets of house rules can be overwhelming.

Looking at divorce by profession

Florida residents might be interested to know that some professions have a higher divorce rate than others. For example, those who travel frequently or have a job related to nightlife are more likely to break up with a spouse. Bartenders and casino workers experience the highest divorce rate of any profession.

How military divorce rates are determined

The overall divorce rate in the military was 3.1 percent in 2016. However, those who live or are stationed in Florida may know that the divorce rates are vastly different for men and women. In 2016, the divorce rate for male troops was 2.6 percent, and that was relatively unchanged from 2013. The rate for female troops increased from 6.2 percent in 2015 to 6.6 percent in 2016.

Shared parenting gains popularity

On Aug. 26, Florida residents celebrated Women's Equality Day with various civic events. Although it was originally declared by Congress as a celebration of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave American women the right to vote in 1920, it has been expanded to reflect upon issues of gender equality that still need to be resolved, particularly with relation to family legal issues.

Planning for small parenting expenses after divorce

After parents in Florida get divorced, it's common for disputes to arise over who should pay for different expenses. Some of these arguments could be avoided if the parents have detailed parenting plans. One of these often-overlooked details involves the payment of the children's back-to-school expenses.

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