While many marriages fail shortly after a couple marries, divorce after 30 years of marriage, referred to as a senior divorce or gray divorce, is fairly common too. A marriage breakdown after 30 years may be due to the empty nest syndrome, infidelity, different interests, retirement, or other reasons. Some spouses just want their independence. Many older spouses experience a midlife crisis that causes them to seek divorce after a long marriage.
Senior or Gray Divorce Issues
Older spouses have different priorities than younger spouses. Their economic and health situations are different. The factors that guide the division of their property and the entitlement to alimony are also different for spouses who have been married for a long-time compared to spouses in short-term marriages.
Are you considering divorce after 30 years of marriage? How would you navigate divorce after 50 years of marriage? Divorce is a challenging process no matter what age you are, but it can be even more so for those over 50 parting ways in a senior divorce or gray divorce. According to the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. is experiencing a gray divorce trend, with divorce rates among those over 50 on the rise.
Porzio Wealth Preservation Principal Deirdre Wheatley-Liss and DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law Managing Partner Rosanne DeTorres offer senior divorce advice in this free on-demand webinar. They focus on what to expect in a gray divorce, unwinding finances in a gray divorce, and planning for the future. They also discuss a variety of gray divorce issues including retirement and divorce, surviving divorce after a long marriage, and other unique challenges facing senior citizens during divorce or marrying later in life.