Divorce is a very hard decision to make for young or middle aged couples, but it can be even harder for those who are on the other side of 50. Minnesota, as well as many other states, has witnessed a rise in the number of divorce cases among elderly couples.
This increase in divorce cases for those 50-and-over is occurring nationwide. According to reports, the divorce rate among aging couples has almost doubled between 1990 and 2010. In 1990, it was one divorce among 10, while in 2010, it has increased to one divorce in four.
It also seems that as one gets older, the divorce gets more and more difficult. A divorced senior has to start their whole life afresh at an advanced age. Financial woes are the most significant worries that the elderly that divorce face. According to research, once the kids grow up and settle in their own life, the seniors decide to call it quits. They are no longer happy with their mediocre life and want to enjoy whatever life they have left.
Regardless of age, divorce is always a tough decision. Not everyone can start a new life at an advanced age and there are many struggles involved. According to reports, divorce rates among those 65 or older is five times the rate it was back in 1970.
If a local Minnesota resident is contemplating divorce, it is advisable to consult with an experienced attorney. A divorce can be requested on many grounds, and an attorney may be able to help explain them. This legal professional may also help determine the appropriate amount of alimony or spousal support.
Source: TDN.com, “Suddenly single: Boomers lead the way in silver divorces,” May 5, 2014