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“Shades of Gray” is Applicable to Grand Rapids Area Divorces

by | Aug 14, 2017

As baby boomers age it has become more common to see people who may be approaching retirement age consider divorce.  There are likely a number of different reasons for this, some of which are obvious and not surprising.  People are living longer and healthier lives leading to a higher likelihood of someday straying from marriage vows.

Women are more financially stable and capable, having spent at least part of their lives earning incomes and developing an understanding of finances.  Because of this they may be less fearful of the outcome of a Divorce.  Couples in their 50s and 60s are generally possessed of more financial strength making getting a Divorce less economically difficult.

There has been a significant cultural shift making it “OK” to be divorced.

These several reasons tell us why there may be an increasing number of divorces among more mature adults.  Divorce among more mature adults brings a unique set of problems.

The problems faced by older couples getting divorced are different and sometimes more complex than those faced by younger couples but can be simplified with the help of our Grand Rapids Divorce attorneys.  Issues likely don’t involve minor children but do involve difficult financial matters including health insurance, pensions and retirement benefits as well as alimony.  The areas of Social Security benefits and tax treatment of various asserts are also important.

Should you have questions about a Divorce while approaching retirement age contact the law firm of Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC to speak to one of our Grand Rapids Divorce or Family Law Attorneys.  We are here to help. – Curtis R. Witte – 8/14/17

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