During the recession, filing for divorce is a difficult decision. With housing values depressed and jobs disappearing in South Florida, divorce has become a luxury for many residents. Nowadays, there is often not enough money to maintain separate households or to hire a divorce attorney in Fort Lauderdale to go to court and fight over alimony, child support and child custody matters.
Lately, many clients have been living together during and after their divorce. Some have filed for bankruptcy. Others have realized that they are upside down with the values of their homes. In many cases, marital and family law attorneys in Miami-Dade have dealt with clients who only require equitable distribution of debt during their divorce case.
During 2008, there were 838,000 divorces granted in 44 states, a slight decline from the previous year when 56,000 divorces were granted. These days working class couples are vulnerable to file for a divorce since they feel the impact of unemployment. However, the recession has created many unhappy couples who would like to file for divorce but will be required to wait until the economy rebounds.