Tips on Navigating Gray Divorce
Our law firm represents people going through divorce on their way to a new future. Some have been married four years or less, and some forty years or more. In the United States, while the average divorce rate is leveling off, the divorce rate for couples over 50 doubled between 1990 and 2009.
Consider these facts from a National Center for Family and Marriage Research study focused on divorce at midlife:
- In 2009, one in four divorces involved persons 50 years of age or older.
- Marital biography affects the divorce rate. Remarriages are more likely to end in divorce.
- Increased life expectancy may fuel a desire for greater satisfaction in intimate and personal relationships.
While issues of divorce are similar for all couples, the impact of divorce at 55 is different than it is at 25. If you are over age 50, it is critical that your divorce lawyer achieves financial results that enable you to maintain your quality of life through retirement.
Here are tips for navigating later-life divorce:
- Retaining wealth is key. Our skilled mediation lawyers help you and your spouse make equitable agreements that will help you keep money in your pockets. Alternatively, when we represent you individually, we have the resources and tenacity to discover, and properly value, complicated or hidden assets, in order to ensure your fair share.
- Later in life, children are older, and child custody and child support disputes may be over — but different child-related issues arise. We craft fair and clear prenuptial agreements, to ensure the proper transfer of property or possessions to your children, in the case of remarriage.
- Spousal maintenance can be critical for those over 50 who are dissolving long-term marriages. Do not sell your future short — Bryan L. Salamone & Associates, P.C. is well-known for its aggressive representation of the best interests of its clients.