Short V Long Marriages: The Number of Years Can Make a Difference in a Divorce


#divorceattorneymiamiConsidering a divorce can be incredibly tough, especially after dealing with ongoing issues for a significant period of time. At Hoffman, Larin & Agnetti, P.A., we’ve been navigating the complexities of family law in Miami for over 40 years. Here’s what you need to know about divorce and how the duration of your marriage can impact the process:

The 7-Year Divorce Rule in Florida:

While not an official law, many Florida courts use a “7-year” rule to gauge the length of a marriage. Marriages lasting over seven years are considered “long,” while those under are deemed “short.”

Factors Considered in Florida Divorce Proceedings:

Judges evaluate various factors, including earning capacity, property ownership, spending habits, family duties, and tax implications, to determine alimony or child support payments.

Impact of Marriage Length on Divorce:

The duration of your marriage affects asset division, alimony considerations, retirement and investments, parenting plans, and child support calculations.

Short vs. Long Marriages in Divorce:

Shorter marriages often have less complex legal proceedings, while longer marriages involve more intricate matters like child custody and spousal support.

How Our Firm Can Help:

Regardless of the length of your marriage, our experienced divorce lawyers can guide you through the process, protect your rights, and ensure a fair outcome.

Contact us for a confidential consultation if you’re considering a divorce or need assistance with family law matters. Our experienced attorneys can be reached at 305-653-5555, emailed at [email protected], texted at 305-653-1515, or filled out our intake form at

Our firm has represented Floridians for over 40 years in Miami and Broward and 25 years in the Florida Keys. Let us help you and your family.