New Data Proves Gray Divorce is on the Rise

A study at the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers shows that more and more baby boomers are leaving their marriages in order to pursue retirement as a signal. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers says that they polled 1,600 members of the academy and discovered that 61% said that they had seen an increase in divorce cases among couples that are over the age of 50. 22% of those respondents said that women tend to initiate the splits more often than men do.

The president of the AAML says that baby boomers have always been catalysts for social change, and their acceptance of divorce in recent years will influence younger generations to take them same casual approach to splitting. Divorces among those 50 and over are often called gray divorces. Some people think that gray divorces are easier to conduct because most children are out of the house by this time and child custody and child support issues will be irrelevant. Yet divorcing after 50 brings on a whole new set of complications because Social Security and retirement benefits come into play at this point.

If you are considering a gray divorce, you need an attorney to help you. Without a responsible and hardworking lawyer on your side, you may be lost as to how to proceed in your case. Divorces involve many major decisions, and in a state of emotional weakness you may make the wrong choice. With the right attorney on your side, you can navigate through the difficulties of divorce and may be able to remain in control of your finances or properties. Contact a San Fernando divorce lawyer at Cutter & Lax right away to get started on your divorce. You will want an attorney you can trust there with you from the initial filing to the final hearing, so set up a free initial consultation with Cutter & Lax!