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Divorce After 50

Divorce After 50

There is no “typical” divorce scenario. All couples and individuals come to the decisions regarding their particular situation in their own way. Divorces happen to a range of couples — regardless of income, education level or age.

People over 50, however, may need to approach their divorce in a distinct manner. A divorce for men and women over 50 — what is sometimes referred to as a "gray divorce" — could be after a marriage of many years, even decades, with children grown up and out of the house. In many cases, people who marry after the death of a spouse or the end of their first marriage end up getting divorced. Whatever the reasons, people in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky over age 50 need to ensure they work with a lawyer who can consider their unique needs when it comes to divorce.

We Work To Protect Your Legacy

Graydon Family Law understands the issues that older clients must consider in a divorce. These might include:

  • Division of complex assets such as retirement accounts or real estate
  • Revising estate planning instruments such as wills, or establishing trusts
  • How to address the financial needs of stepchildren and/or grandchildren

A late in life divorce can be a surprise to some people, and leave some feeling unprepared for a new life as a single person. We work with our clients to make sure that their needs are met — particularly for those who have been out of the workforce for a long time and may need job training or education opportunities.