Divorce FAQs

Why has divorce become such a prevalent issue in American society?

The reasons behind marriage have changed drastically in the past few decades, which have caused the rise of divorces. Historically, marriages were centered on economic dependency, family and societal pressure, religious ties, and strict divorce laws. Today, however, the mentality has changed so much so that the purpose behind most marriages in American society is love and personal fulfillment. Without the dependency, pressure and strict laws, we are now free to (and encouraged to) end relationships in which we are not feeling fulfilled.

Is there a certain demographic that is less likely to divorce than others?

Yes. Studies continue to show that couples with college degrees and decent incomes have a much lower rate of divorce than those with a high school degree or less, as well as couples with financial trouble. Part of this ties into the fact that the younger a couple is when they get married, the more likely they are to end up divorced. College graduates are most likely older and in a more financially secure position to marry.

How does age factor into marriage and divorce?

Age is a huge factor in marriage and divorce- typically speaking; the older a couple is when they get married, the more likely they are to stay together. Studies show that people who are married after the age of 25 have a 25% lower divorce rate than do people married at or before the age of 18.

What are some “warning” signs of a likely divorce?

Some of the most prevalent issues in a marriage that led to tension, estrangement and often divorce include little or no conflict resolution, emotional disengagement, disaffection, lack of sex, increased focus outside of the marriage and preparation for the single life. All of these are “warning” signs in the sense that they cause partners to feel a lack of intimacy and satisfaction in their marriage.

What constitutes an abusive relationship?

An abusive relationship is any relationship that makes you feel threatened, dissatisfied and fearful. Behaviors of an abusive partner usually include excessive or harsh criticism, name calling, verbal abuse, jealousy, possessiveness, isolation from friends and family, constant monitoring and restriction, financial control and dominance, threats and humiliation. If you are experiencing any of these within your relationship, you need to make a change, for your own wellbeing and the well-being of any possible children in the family.

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