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?
At Mercedes R. Wechsler, PA, we are highly sensitive to the fact that every human being has the right to change his or her life and take control of their situation — whether the divorce was your idea or not — and turn it into a winning scenario. Furthermore, it doesn’t matter how young or old you are. Every divorce will have certain similarities, and every divorce will be entirely unique.
When it comes to 50-plus individuals who get divorced, there may be some unique concerns as compared to younger divorcees. These largely relate to asset division, retirement plans and social security. The older we are, the more assets we tend to have and the more difficult, time-consuming and complicated it may be to divide those assets. Just the same, if you don’t have a lot of assets, and if your children have grown up and left the house a long time ago, your divorce process could be a great deal simpler than that of the average couple in their 40s.
At Mercedes R. Wechsler, PA, we are available to help any divorcing spouse in Florida to successfully navigate the dissolution of his or her marriage. If you have any questions about what your divorce might look like, our legal team is available to speak with you in a no-obligation, first-time consultation.