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People who get married in Florida often expect to stay together for many years to come. However, not all marriages make it for a number of reasons, ranging from infidelity to financial problems. Here is a peek at the age that many people who are married today might go through divorce, whether it is a high asset divorce or a more typical one.

Researchers recently took a look at individuals' marital outcomes at different ages in 2017. After looking at respondents' answers regarding whether they were currently married and how many times they had been married, they learned that around 10 percent of people who were 30 years old had already gotten divorced. This percentage ended up reaching a maximum of 41 percent for those age 63.

The researchers furthermore looked at 1980 and 1960 marital outcome data. Through their research, they discovered that the number of people between 20 and 29 who had already ended their marriages during these years was a lot larger compared with the number in 2016. On the flip side, the number of individuals who had ended their marriages near their golden years was a lot smaller in 1980 and 1960, compared with 2017.

The reality is that divorce -- whether it is a high asset divorce or one that involves more modest asset levels -- can be a trying time no matter how old or young a person is. This is because two divorcing individuals may not agree on how to address issues such as asset distribution and alimony, and if they have young children, they may be at odds about child custody. The good news is that an attorney in Florida can help someone who is going through divorce to make educated decisions regarding these issues. The attorney's aim during a divorce proceeding is to make sure that his or her client's best interests are safeguarded long term.

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