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Comparing Florida’s divorce rate with other states

If you want to get a divorce, or find yourself thinking about ending your marriage but have reservations, it is important to focus on your individual circumstances and move forward with confidence. Some people feel trapped in their marriage, even though it is not working out. For example, some worry about how divorce could impact their lives and they could face pressure from friends and family members to stay in the marriage.

Additionally, some people worry about the social stigma of divorce. It is helpful to take a look at data on divorce in order to recognize how prevalent divorce is in Florida and across the country.

Looking at Florida’s divorce rate

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 out of every 1,000 people got a divorce in Florida during 2020. The divorce rate in 2019 was even higher. In 2019, 3.5 out of every 1,000 Floridians saw their marriage come to an end. It is important to note that while Florida’s divorce rate decreased from 2019 to 2020, the marriage rate also went down during this period.

The divorce rate in other states

Compared to many other states, Florida has a high divorce rate. In 2020, Georgia’s divorce rate was 1.9 per 1,000 people, while Texas had a divorce rate of 1.5 and New York’s rate was 1.8. The divorce rate in Alabama was 3.7 in 2020.

When it comes to divorce, you should focus on the unique challenges that you face. Whether you expect to pay child support, worry about property division or have other concerns regarding divorce, make sure you explore your options closely and safeguard your interests.


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