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Elderly people weigh the consequences of “gray divorce”

by | Sep 14, 2018 | Divorce

Like most major decisions in life, divorce comes with “pros” and “cons” to consider. For instance, couples with minor children will want to consider how the divorce will affect the lives of their children, particularly when it comes to different child custody arrangements. Or, those who have prenuptial agreements will likely want to consider what their financial situation will be in post-divorce life. Depending on the situation, the factors to weigh in this decision can be daunting.

A recent report noted how elderly people who are weighing the consequences of a so-called “gray divorce” may want to approach this issue. Our readers may have seen news reports about how the rate of divorce for older Americans is on the rise. In fact, the recent report noted that the divorce rates for people over the age of 50 has doubled in the last 28 years. Like all other couples, elderly people will need to think about the impact a divorce will have on their lives, and the lives of others.

For example, why are New Jersey residents, and elderly residents in particularly, getting a divorce? Well, there can be many different reasons, from the existence of an abusive relationship to simple discontent. The fact is, one of the most important factors behind making the decision to get a divorce is one simple question: Why?

The decision to pursue a divorce isn’t an easy one, as the recent article noted. However, in some relationships, the decision to get a divorce is the right decision. Young or old, Americans are deciding not to stay in marriages that are failing. Anyone who is considering such a major life change will want to make sure they have all of the right legal information before moving forward.