Grey Divorce Becoming More Common - DuPage County Divorce Attorney | Bloomingdale Family Law Lawyers
Button 1 Button 2 Button 3 Button 4 Button 5 Button 6
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
630-932-9100
Free Initial Consultation | Se habla español 630-932-9100
Mevorah Law Offices LLC
630-932-9100
Menu
DuPage County Attorneys

LOMBARD

900 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL 60148

Phone: 630-932-9100

BLOOMINGDALE

134 N. Bloomingdale Road, Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Phone: 630-529-4761

ST. CHARLES

333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104, St. Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-443-0600

CHICAGO

105 W. Madison Street, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 630-932-9100

Grey Divorce Becoming More Common

Posted on in Family Law
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 2210
  • Print

grey divorce, DuPage County divorce attorneysAmong most age groups, divorce rates have begun to level out. However, statistics show there has been an increase of late-life divorces, otherwise known as ‘grey’ or ‘silver’ divorces. Of course, divorce can happen at any age, and after any number of years of marriage, but experts believe there may be some unique factors contributing to the recent incline of divorces among those nearing or already of retirement age.

Children Have Left the Nest

Even today, many couples continue to stay together for their children. But what happens when the children have all grown up and you are still unhappy or unfulfilled? For many, the answer is to finally seek out that divorce. Of course, even adult children often want their parents to stay together. However, most “happy enough” but unfulfilled people feel their children no longer have any influence when it comes to making a decision about their relationship.

Older Couples Have More Time Together

Most couples dreamed of the day that their children would grow up, imagining all the things they would do together and all the alone time they would have to spend together. However, many find that they have come out of raising children as two very different people. Without the distraction that children offer, they are essentially forced to examine what those differences might mean for their future as a couple. For some, it becomes a new adventure, a chance to reintroduce themselves to one another. To others, it may no longer be worth the effort.

Longer Life Expectancy

A lot of marriages grow stagnant. They are not ugly or horrible, but they may no longer be satisfying, experts say. Pair this with longer life expectancy, and many are left to question if they should (or even want to) endure another 20, 30, or 40 years in an unfulfilling marriage. For some, the answer is a simple but resounding “no.”

Women More Financially Independent, Even Later in Life

While women still typically earn less than men, even when it comes to social security income, many are still actively working at 50, 60, or even 70. This gives them more financial independence than they might have had just mere decades ago. With more assets of their own, they feel more capable of setting out on their own to pursue any unrealized or incomplete goals, dreams, wishes, or ambitions.

Filing for Divorce? Hire an Experienced Divorce Attorney

Because they are in a very different place than younger couples, older couples often face unique issues when pursuing a divorce. Ensure these matters are adequately addressed by contacting the experienced DuPage County divorce attorneys at Mevorah Law Offices, LLC. With more than 200 years of combined experience, we can provide you with quality advice and effective advocacy throughout the entire divorce process. Receive your free initial consultation by calling 630-932-9100 today.

Source:

http://dallasnews.com/business/personal-finance/headlines/20151204-after-spending-lives-together-more-older-couples-are-divorcing.ece

Latest Blog Posts

Archives

  • DuPage County Divorce Lawyers
  • Elite Lawyers
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2015 Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • Super Lawyers
  • Better Business Bureau

Let us start helping you with a FREE initial consultation.

NOTE: Fields with a * indicate a required field.
*
*
*

One Stop For All Your Legal Needs

Whether you are going through a divorce, injured in an accident, need to file a workers' compensation claim, charged with a crime, immigrating to the United States, or need to file for bankruptcy, Mevorah Law Offices LLC can help. Our trial lawyers have over 40 years of experience helping clients throughout Northern Illinois from five offices in Lombard, Bloomindale, Naperville, St. Charles, and Chicago.

Steven Mevorah has assembled experienced attorneys under one roof so that his clients need not search for a new attorney each time they need help. Mr. Mevorah has also established a wide network of additional attorneys so that his clients merely need to stop by Mevorah Law Offices LLC to find the attorney they need.

Client Focused Representation

Our practice is focused on meeting your needs with flexible hours and locations to serve you:

  • Free initial consultations
  • Saturday and evening appointments available
  • Home and hospital visits if your injuries prevent you from traveling
  • Multiple locations throughout Chicagoland
  • Veteran trial attorneys
  • Experienced negotiators
  • Payment plans available
  • Cash, check, or credit card accepted