Ending a marriage is not something reserved for a certain age group. While
it is more likely that a younger couple who has been married a shorter
amount of time will divorce vs. a couple who just celebrated their silver
anniversary, it does happen. And, with more people waiting longer to tie
the knot, the chances that a couple is older are high. The instance of
senior citizens filing for divorce is being referred to as the “gray
divorce”, and there are some special considerations to take into
account in these cases.
Some issues that arise in
gray divorce cases include the need to make sure retirement accounts are protected
and that health needs are met. With more senior citizens deciding to delay
retiring, in order to meet their financial needs, the likelihood that
a divorce at an older age may result in dependence on adult children is
significant. Finding ways to avoid these consequences is important, and
can give a senior citizen facing divorce a much needed boost in confidence.
On the other hand, not all senior citizens going through a divorce will
need financial support from their soon to be ex. This may be due to an
increase in women in the workplace, who now earn as much if not more than
their husbands. Financial independence can provide the stepping stone
needed to seek a divorce at an older age.
If money is not an issue in a gray divorce case, the only remaining issue
is usually division of property. There are typically no decisions to make
about the kids, because the children of a gray divorce are adults. Our
goal is to focus on the issues that do matter, and provide you with options
for satisfactory results.
For more information about gray divorce, call a knowledgeable family law
attorney for answers to your questions. We can be reached online at
http://www.divorcelawyers1.com. Call today to schedule an appointment.