After more than 20 years of marriage, you and your husband have decided to divorce. The kids are over 18, so you don't have to worry about a custody battle. However, there are still aspects of the divorce that concern you.
When a Florida marriage ends, you would think that dividing up property and debt between the divorcing spouses would be a relatively easy task, but that is not necessarily the case. While state law calls for equitable division of marital property, what that actually means can be a complicated question, especially for a long-term or high-asset marriage during which the spouses may have accumulated a complex combination of property, money, investments, real estate and, on the other side of the coin, liabilities and debts.
The U.S. divorce rate has been hovering at around 50 percent for years now. The rate may fluctuate slightly up or down, but the average is still that about half of all marriages will end in divorce.