Navigating The Complications Of A Late-Life Divorce
Divorces are always stressful, but the process may be even more overwhelming during a late-life divorce. Also known as gray divorce, divorces for couples over the age of 50 are becoming increasingly common. When a long-standing marriage ends, the spouses may face some unique challenges.
D'Angelo & Grabow has over 30 years of combined family law experience. We understand the complexities of a late-life divorce and how to resolve your concerns to set you on a path toward success. We will work closely with you each step of the way to ensure that you remain confident throughout your case.
Are you considering a late-life divorce? Call our Waukesha office at 262-278-0987 to discuss your case with our capable lawyers during a free 30-minute consultation.
Special Considerations In Divorce Over 50
Late-life divorces may sidestep some of the major contentions of divorce, such as child custody, physical placement and child support, but come with a host of other concerns such as division of assets and debts. Established couples have typically acquired more significant assets and have jointly prepared for retirement. Divorce forces spouses to re-evaluate their financial future. Couples are typically concerned about:
- Dividing their retirement benefits accounts and pensions
- Establishing spousal maintenance for a dependent spouse
Planning the retirement
- Splitting substantial marital assets
While dividing retirement accounts can be complex, our attorneys have the knowledge to competently divide assets and act as your trusted advocates throughout the process. Our goal is to reduce your stress by providing the thorough legal guidance you need to smoothly execute your divorce.
The Importance Of Spousal Maintenance
In many marriages one spouse earns the bulk of the income, while the other spouse maintains life at home. While this arrangement can benefit the entire family, the dependent spouse may have trouble re-entering the workforce and securing a job that adequately supports their accustomed style of living. This is especially true as divorcing couples near retirement age. Our Wisconsin attorneys can evaluate your circumstances and pursue maximum alimony payments on your behalf. Depending upon your situation, we may be able to secure permanent support.
Contact Us For Dedicated Legal Representation
If you are considering divorce, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to protect your best interests. Call our dedicated lawyers at 262-278-0987 to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. You may also contact us online. We can answer all of your divorce-related questions and provide the assertive advocacy you require.