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Senior citizen divorces and collaborative law

by | May 17, 2017 | Elderly Divorce, Firm News |

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.

Nevertheless, all the life-wisdom in the world will not make a divorce after the age of 60 particularly easy. It will just make the process a little easier to navigate from an emotional and diplomatic perspective, which can sometimes be the biggest challenge for younger couples.

Due to the natural wisdom that comes with being older, divorcing seniors tend to have a level-headedness that their younger counterparts lack. For this reason, the collaborative law process can be very beneficial to helping seniors navigate their often complicated asset division proceedings — which may involve the division of multiple real estate properties, multiple investment and retirement accounts, insurance policies and more.

Collaborative law requires both parties to be represented by their own specially-trained collaborative law attorneys. The divorcing spouses, through the assistance of their attorneys, will work together in a step-by-step collaborative process with honesty, respect and good faith to resolve potential conflicts and explore solutions that satisfy the needs of each side fairly and respectfully.

At Mercedes R. Wechsler, PA, we will review the unique facts of you and your family’s divorce case to determine if the collaborative law process could be beneficial for your needs. We will then assist you along every step of your collaborative proceedings to maintain respect and diplomacy and, most importantly, to protect your legal rights.