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Gray divorce comes with divorce issues

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Getting divorced at any age is challenging. Many Texas residents who have gone through the process can attest to the fact that divorce issues are not always obvious or expected, and this is equally true for those individuals seeking so-called "gray divorce." A relatively new phenomenon, gray divorce refers to couples over the age of 50, often married for decades, who decide to end their marriages. 

As an older person ending a marriage, the prospect of re-entering the dating world or re-evaluating retirement planning can be daunting. However, an estimated 25 percent of all divorces in the United States are now filed by people over 50. Various studies have suggested a variety of reasons for this phenomenon, the most notable being that life expectancy is considerably longer than it has been in the past. It appears that more and more individuals are refusing to stay in "safe" marriages for the latter third of their lives. 

There are positive and negative points for any divorce, but the questions faced by those undertaking gray divorce can be unique. Ultimately, it is typically the decision of both parties to choose whether to end their marriage. However, it can be beneficial for both individuals to be knowledgeable about the challenges they will face. 

Texas residents understand how complicated divorce issues can become, which is why it can be so important to seek support before starting the process. Thankfully, there are a variety of resources available to men and women choosing to end a marriage, regardless of their age. Making use of these resources can help smooth the transition into single life, whether as a young person or as one entering his or her golden years. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "Considering A Gray Divorce? Here Are Some Pros And Cons", Barry Gold, Sept. 4, 2015

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