It's probably safe to say that just about everyone knows someone who has gone through divorce. Some people's experience with divorce is simple and quick: they file without an attorney, have limited assets and no children involved. The two individuals weren't married very long and part ways quickly without much issue.
And then there is another, likely larger, percentage of people: while some of the divorce might be amicable, other parts are contentious and drag out for a while. Assets need to be sorted through and both partners work with an attorney in order to protect their rights.
And yet still, there might be those couples whose divorce is extremely difficult, with few topics that the two agree upon. It might drag out for years and include witnesses, expert testimony and numerous court hearings.
Each of these scenarios may play out in every state across the country, but which states are more prone to having contentious divorces? A recent study done by an online divorce form prep service compared couples from every state who declared that they were in agreement.
Florida, along with nine other states, fell into the "disagreeable" category. Our state was rated 45th out of 51 (including the District of Columbia). Other states in that category included Alabama, Tennessee and Arkansas, with Alabama in last place. The most amicable divorce state is apparently Vermont.
It's hard to know for certain how a divorce will turn out, but it's important to be prepared for the possibilities. A divorce lawyer can help you understand the process and where potential issues may arise.