COVID-19 update: Our office continues to remain open while adhering to CDC guidelines. The courts are continuing to be operational by conducting Zoom hearings and trials. Mediations and depositions also continue to proceed via electronic means. As of May 22, 2020, the courts will NOT be conducting hearings or trials in person for non-essential cases through the end of July 2020. Those non-essential hearings and trials will continue to be conducted via Zoom.
Florida has the 3rd highest divorce rate in the country which has contributed to its 2017 ranking in the top “most stressful states” to live in a new study by Wallethub. Using data from 33 metrics that included average hours worked per week, the crime rate per capita, percentage of the population living below the poverty line and divorce rate, Florida sadly came in as the 13th-most stressed state. Among the least stressed states were Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa South Dakota, and Utah. But this begs the question, are we stressed because we are divorcing or are we divorcing because we are stressed?