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Why do parents wait to divorce until the kids grow up?

There is no single reason why parents wait until their children are adults to get divorced. In some cases, the parents haven't started having relationship issues until then. Financial issues could play a role. The empty nest could impact the parents' relationship.

'Gray divorces' often leave women in poverty

So-called 'gray divorces' between senior citizens frequently leave the wives impoverished, according to a study done by sociologists at Bowling Green State University in 2010. The women discover to their chagrin that meager Social Security benefits are insufficient to meet their basic needs.

Common qualified domestic relations order mistakes

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is a document that concerns a person's pension plan and the relationship it has to one's former spouse after divorce. It is a legal document that instructs the pension plan administrator of how the pension plan shall be handled in relation to this.

Divorce after 50: Is it worth it?

Divorce over 50 is becoming an increasingly popular trend. "Gray divorce", as many are now calling it, is strongly linked to retirement and perhaps the discontent that comes with it. Being around your spouse 24/7 might not be as appealing as you might think once you begin to live the reality.

Tired of hearing everyone talk about the rise of "grey divorce"?

In our agist society, where less experienced young people are chosen for new jobs over more experienced older employees, it's easy to understand why people have become fixated on the "gray" divorce. The fact is, the baby boomer generation has long been one to do things differently -- so why would any baby boomer choose to stay in a bad marriage just because of the idea that older people aren't supposed to get divorced?

Senior citizen divorces and collaborative law

Orlando senior citizens considering divorce tend to be some of the bravest clients we've represented at Mercedes R. Wechsler, PA. We always take great pride in representing the older members of our communities in divorce proceedings. That's because they tend to be some of the most emotionally and financially stable, wise and calm individuals we get to represent in divorce proceedings.

Cohabitation agreements and marriage after 50

More and more Florida residents are getting married past the age of 50. It is certainly exciting any new couple falls in love and gets married, but from the perspective of a seasoned Florida divorce lawyer, it's always best to take precautions before and during marriage to prevent the threat of a difficult divorce process. One of those precautions might relate to signing a cohabitation agreement.

401(k) accounts and divorce

If either you or your spouse own a 401(k) account, the assets inside it will likely be divisible during your divorce proceedings. However, this certainly doesn't make it easy to divide a 401(k) between two people. Let's take a look at a few issues you need to keep in mind when dividing a 401(k) during your divorce.

Don't forget about the other man in your divorce: Uncle Sam

If you're a baby boomer considering divorce during your golden years, there are some financial concerns you will want to keep in mind. For example, what will happen to you and your spouse's 401(k), IRAs and other retirement savings? Will you be able to enjoy the same quality of life post divorce as you did during your marriage?

Tips for going through a divorce after 50

Did you think you were "too old to get a divorce?" Think again. More seniors in the United States are getting divorced than ever before. Divorce figures for couples over the age of 50 have increased substantially in recent years according to a study published by social scientists at Bowling Green State University.

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