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Prenups can be more flexible than many expect

When a Florida couple thinks about their wedding plans, they may be hesitant to consider a prenuptial agreement. Despite the growing popularity of prenups as people marry later in life, many spouses still associate them with negativity. Some believe that prenups mean that a couple is already planning to divorce or that the newlyweds-to-be don't trust one another. However, those negative stereotypes don't have to be true. Prenuptial agreements can actually help both partners protect their interests and make solid plans for the future.

Filing for divorce

Florida residents who want to get a divorce may be intimidated by the seemingly complicated process. There may be many issues that have to be addressed during a divorce, including child and spousal support and child custody arrangements. However, in order to start the divorce process, it is necessary to first file.

3 relationship problems that could lead to divorce

All marriages in Florida have their ups and downs as the partners navigate disagreements and hopefully reach satisfactory compromises. The persistence of certain problems, however, could mean that divorce is on the horizon for a couple. Arguments, different life goals and loss of friendship raise red flags that indicate a relationship in trouble.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements can be good for a marriage

A common perception among many soon to be married Florida couples or those already wed is that contractual agreements between the two is a bad idea, which in, essence, plant the seeds for the all but inevitable future break-up and ultimate divorce. On the contrary, however, prenuptials and post-nuptials can provide a solid platform from which a marriage can build and thrive.

Understanding the impact of the 'gray divorce revolution'

For any Florida couple, there's something special about celebrating the anniversary of a marriage that has lasted for many years. Long-term marriages can be even more remarkable for children of divorce. Sons of divorced parents are 35 percent more likely to get divorced themselves, while daughters coming from the same family background are 60 percent more likely to see their marriage end early. Even when there isn't a family history of divorce, older couples aren't all that likely to remain together "til death do use part" these days.

Can Valentine's Day weddings lead to divorce?

Couples in Florida who set their wedding dates may expect that to have little connection to their likelihood of divorce. On its face, that is a common-sense assertion. However, research conducted at the University of Melbourne shows that some couples are more likely to divorce, and that likelihood can be linked to the choice of certain dates for their weddings. The single day connected to the highest probability of divorce, according to the study, was Feb. 14, or Valentine's Day.

What spouses don't anticipate about divorce

Florida women who are considering divorce could be in for some financial surprises. In a recent survey, 46 percent of divorced women said that their splits resulted in unexpected money-related issues. The survey polled 1,785 adult women who were in three different stages -- seriously considering divorce, in the process of divorce and already completed divorce. Of those surveyed, 22 percent were over the age of 55.

Money problems and divorce

The divorce rate for couples in Florida and the rest of the country has been near 50 percent for many years. There are several reasons why people choose to seek a divorce. According to some studies, however, issues with money are the main cause.

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