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Divorce Rates on the rise

What is the current divorce rate in Orlando Florida? What about Central Florida or the United States?

It is really difficult to produce an exact set of numbers but we are able to get pretty close.

It is frequently reported that the average divorce rate in Florida is right around 40% to 50% percent which is a growing trend. The reality is approximately 50% of all marriages in the Florida end in divorce.

Here is a chart we made to show you at what approximate age men and women in Florida are getting divorced

  • The divorce rate in Florida for first marriage is around 50%
  • The divorce rate in Florida for second marriage is 61%
  • The divorce rate in Florida for third marriage is 75%

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  • The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
  • The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 58%
  • The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%

The divorce rate in Florida for couples with or without children
According to the famous discovery channel, married couples with children have a lower divorce rate than childless couples.

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Misty Cummings’ Lawyer Quits

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — The attorney for a Putnam County woman whose stepdaughter is missing has quit representing her.

Robert Fields will no longer represent Misty Cummings, 17.

Cummings is the last person to see 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings before she disappeared from a Putnam County home in February.

Fields said he withdrew over a disagreement in the way the case should be handled.

Last week was a rocky one for Cummings. She was involved in a road rage incident in Seminole County and announced she and her husband, Ronald Cummings, are divorcing after just a few months of marriage.

By WESH NEWS

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Misty Opens Up About Divorce, Road Rage, Haleigh

Young Wife Maintains She Does Not Know Of Stepdaughter’s Whereabouts

ORLANDO, Fla. — A nonchalant Misty Cummings shrugged her shoulders Thursday as WESH 2’s Bob Kealing asked her how she felt about her pending divorce from husband, Ronald Cummings, father of missing Putnam County girl, Haleigh Cummings.”I don’t want a divorce, but, hey, that’s what he wants,” Misty Cummings told WESH’s Bob Kealing in an impromptu interview at Orlando International Airport as she prepared to catch a flight. “It’s whatever. I’m not going to fight him.”

Misty Cummings

Misty Cummings

Misty Cummings is the last person known to see Haleigh Cummings before the 5-year-old’s disappearance from her Satsuma home in February. The child’s new stepmother has maintained since the beginning of the investigation that she does not know where Haleigh is.

Regarding the polygraph that many said Misty Cummings failed, she said, “They’re going to know. They’re going to know. I just have to wait until my lawyer is ready. That weekend was a lie.” She claims she did not fail the polygraph test she took a few months ago regarding Haleigh’s disappearance.

Earlier, Deputies said Misty Croslin Cummings was the aggressor in the chase that caused a woman to fear for her life. The woman spoke exclusively to WESH 2 News on Wednesday.

“Cutting me off, slamming on the brakes, coming up next to me, hanging out of the car, saying they’re going to kill me,” the victim said.

The alleged road rage victim, who asked to keep her identity hidden, said she merged onto Interstate 4 at Maitland Boulevard, unknowingly crossing paths with Misty Cummings, the stepmother of missing 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings.

Police said Misty Cummings, 17, was a passenger in a car with a female friend, and the victim said the two made threats for about 10 miles. That’s when, the victim said, it looked like the missing toddler’s stepmother pulled out a gun.

“The passenger was flaunting something around, made it seem like she had a gun,” the woman said. “That with the threatening, chasing me down, made me pretty scared.”

Just south of Lake Mary Boulevard, deputies got in between the traffic trouble. They said the car in which Misty Cummings was riding exited the highway and pulled into a gas station.

Ronald Cummings’ wife of six months addressed the alleged incident in an exclusive interview at OIA Thursday afternoon.

“That is crazy. That lady is crazy. Nothing happened like that,” Misty Cummings said.

Authorities said Misty Cummings did not have a weapon and no charges were filed in the case.

In other news in the case, Misty Cummings said on a national morning show that she believes other relatives are responsible for Haleigh’s disappearance.

She said, “I feel like it’s on the other side of the family that has her.”

She did not name any relatives.

By WESH NEWS

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