Divorcing after the age of 50, also known as grey divorce, is becoming more and more common. This is because divorce is losing its stigma, there is an urgency to start one’s life over is more apparent, retirement forces couples to spend more time together than preferred, and people are simply living longer. Our team at Goldweber Epstein LLP is led by New York City family lawyers who are committed to helping you survive this challenge with ease.
If you are pursuing a grey divorce you will be relieved of a number of common divorce issues, such as child custody or child support, simply because your children are now adults and there is no need to feud with your ex about how they will be affected. However, there are other pertinent issues in divorce the older you get, particularly linked to property division and finance. Additionally, there are various concerns involving your emotional state. It is likely you never expected to be single at this stage in life, and you will need to rely on your friends, family, and loved ones more than ever.
The following are our tips for anyone divorcing after the age of 50, regardless of how long the marriage lasted:
- Be prepared for a major lifestyle change, such as downsizing your home or losing a significant amount of your assets
- Consider getting a job if you are retired or unemployed
- Don’t forget you’ll have to pay taxes on your retirement benefits, which may be at risk in the divorce settlement
- Ask for help from your friends, family, and loved ones so you don’t feel alone
- Use this challenge as an opportunity for a fresh start
Contact Our New York City Family Law Attorneys Today
At Goldweber Epstein LLP, we understand few things are quite as devastating as realizing your marriage has come to an end--this is undoubtedly more difficult the longer you have been married or the later in life you are. Allow us to advocate on your behalf throughout the entirety of this journey.
If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm, you may do so by calling (917) 809-7669.