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Make these changes to your estate plan after a gray divorce

If you go through the divorce process later in life, such as after you retire, it's imperative to make a variety of changes to your estate plan. Neglecting to do so could result in a number of challenges and mistakes, such as your ex-spouse receiving your assets upon your death.

Why has there been an increase in senior divorces?

Most people know about the "seven-year itch," the time when many marriages endure a lot of strain that could result in a divorce. If a marriage can endure these first seven years and last the next seven without a problem, it should be good until the end of life, right? Not so fast.

Divorcing seniors don't have to confront divorce with trepidation

Researchers with the Pew Research Center note that those 50 years of age or older are getting divorced at double the rate now than what they were in the 1990s. While many would argue that this increase in divorce rates among seniors has to do with the fact that these individuals are living longer than previous generations, this isn't the only explanation for this increase.

Did your relationship sour because of a lack of intimacy?

Marriages end in divorce for an infinite number of reasons and it's usually impossible to precisely put your finger on the exact cause of a particular divorce. That being said, marriages often follow a slow period of decline that progresses from unresolved conflicts to emotional disengagement to decreasing levels of affection to a complete cessation of intimate, sexual contact.

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