Warkentine Law Office Family Law & Estate Planning Services
Due to precautions related to COVID-19, we have expanded our options for remote consultations. Please contact our office to discuss whether a full phone consultation or video conference is appropriate for your situation.

Grey divorce rates have doubled in recent years

The impact of going through a divorce can be difficult for anyone to deal with. It can be even more challenging if you are getting divorced later in life. While older adults might have more nuanced relationships, they also tend to end their marriages for the same reasons as younger couples.

Five reasons why older couples divorce

The number of couples getting a divorce has steadily decreased within the last 25 years. This is a surprising statistic given that the prevalence of grey divorce has doubled during this time. Couples over the age of 50 may split up for any of the following reasons:

  • Wealth management: Having open communication about finances during a marriage is beneficial. Managing your money should be a collaborative effort. Spending more than you can afford to could lead to a breakdown of the relationship.
  • Lack of connection: When people have children, they tend to focus all their time and effort on raising them. This can put a strain on the marriage. When all the children have moved out, both parties might feel like the connection is gone.
  • Adultery: Just like any other relationship, being unfaithful can bring an end to a marriage.
  • Drug dependency: The foundation of a marriage can quickly crumble when one party relies on drugs too heavily. The addicted spouse could also start putting their addiction before the relationship.
  • Longer lives: With better access to healthcare, people have begun living longer than their parents did on average. If older couples have lost that spark, they are more likely to get divorced if they are relatively healthy still.

Attempting to settle a divorce on your own is challenging. Working with an experienced family law attorney can help you both meet somewhere in the middle. Your attorney might even be able to help mediate discussions between you and your spouse.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • CBA EST. in 1897 Colorado Bar Association
  • ADAMS | BROOMFIELD ABBA BAR ASSOCIATION
  • AVVO clients' Choice 2014 Family
  • AVVO Rating 9.1 Excellent Featured Attorney Family
EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Schedule A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

W

Warkentine Law Office
720 Burbank Street
Broomfield, CO 80020

Toll Free: 800-584-3034
Phone: 720-443-5849
Fax: 303-466-7466
Broomfield Law Office Map