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Call us at: (505) 881-2566
2727 San Pedro NE • Suite 114 • Albuquerque, NM 87110

Divorce in the Golden Years

Elder Divorce, Grey Divorce, Divorce After 50

If you are facing retirement or are currently retired, the financial implications of divorce as careers are winding down require special consideration. NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC understands the serious nature of filing for divorce after many years of marriage and both the financial and emotional hardships that come with the process. By hiring a divorce lawyer, you may be able to minimize the toll taken on you, your assets, your family and your health.

How is Elder Divorce Different?

If you are part of the Baby Boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964, you are either entering retirement or possibly already there. You do not have the same amount of time to recover from loss of property and assets as couples in their 30s or 40s. Health insurance needs, long-term care concerns, alimony and sometimes taking care of your own elderly parents can come into play when divorce comes knocking on your door after you turn 50.

The onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease sometimes impacts how the divorce will proceed and it may be necessary to have a legal guardian or conservator appointed for the spouse with diminished legal capacity. In addition to health issues and financial pressures, there are family dynamics and strong emotional issues that come into play when older people are filing for divorce. The process requires a lot of time and patience, and the divorce lawyer at NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC understands and wants to help. We will be with you every step of the journey.

We are Invested in You

The divorce lawyer at NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC is invested to helping you gain a positive quality of life. Mary Ann R. Burmester holds a Master’s degree in Gerontology – the study of the process of aging and is a member of the Baby Boomer generation. She enjoys working with people of her generation and above and finds this segment of the population to be near and dear to her heart. Contact Ms. Burmester and her team of lawyers to discuss your options and discover ways to thrive in your new life path.

Call NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC at 505-881-2566 in Albuquerque to discuss your options for filing for divorce in the golden years.
We help families solve problems.

Mary Ann R. Burmester helps families in the Greater Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas as well as all over New Mexico, no matter the county you live in. NM Divorce & Custody Law LLC helps New Mexicans in all 33 counties, including Bernalillo, Catron, Chavez, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Doña Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Los Alamos, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union and Valencia.
We help families solve problems

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I appreciate everything Mary Ann and her team have done for my children, and myself, which entailed so much. Everyone’s support was wonderful, and so needed, during such a brutal, emotional, and heartbreaking time.   M.F.
2017-03-31T16:04:38+00:00
I appreciate everything Mary Ann and her team have done for my children, and myself, which entailed so much. Everyone’s support was wonderful, and so needed, during such a brutal, emotional, and heartbreaking time.   M.F.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your representation. I can’t tell you how confident and comfortable I felt having you represent me and the peace of mind that brought was worth more than I could...
2017-03-31T16:22:11+00:00
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your representation. I can’t tell you how confident and comfortable I felt having you represent me and the peace of mind that brought was worth more than I could have imagined.  I never once felt that you were working without my best interests in mind and contrary to my ex-husband’s experience, the expenses incurred were reasonable and fair, and I believe you were diligent about not incurring additional costs unless they were absolutely necessary.   A.N.

The day I walked into your office I did not believe that my life would take such a toil on my life, the fact and promise you made that you would never leave my side at any point even when...
2017-04-03T10:55:47+00:00
The day I walked into your office I did not believe that my life would take such a toil on my life, the fact and promise you made that you would never leave my side at any point even when I just couldn’t find the strength to open emails because it was so painful to read has defined a new beginning for me.  I am back in NM and I will never look back thinking that he got the best of me, because you kept your promise to me and because I am doing it; I am living life again!D.A. D.A.

Going through a divorce is an agonizing process, the emotional distress was overwhelming at times and the financial implications only exacerbated my anxiety. On top of that I had to hire a lawyer and hope that they would be professional,...
2017-04-03T10:56:15+00:00
Going through a divorce is an agonizing process, the emotional distress was overwhelming at times and the financial implications only exacerbated my anxiety. On top of that I had to hire a lawyer and hope that they would be professional, reliable and honest. I found that at NM Divorce & Custody and can’t express how fortunate I felt to have had Mary Ann Burmester’s representation in what I thought was going to be a quick divorce. Mary Ann is sharp, knowledgeable and honest. She gave me recommendations that I felt comfortable in taking and I never felt her representation didn’t have my best interests in mind. Mary Ann was an excellent advocate when my husband’s lawyer was requesting things from me that were completely unnecessary and had no purpose other than escalating expenses. She and her team were on top of things from day one, leaving me no doubt I’d made the right choice. I’d recommend them to absolutely anyone. A.B.

I want to give NM Custody & Divorce LLC a HUGE THANK YOU, for your professionalism, but most of all your patience and kindness. My experience with your firm was amazing start to finish, in such a difficult time in...
2017-04-03T10:56:42+00:00
I want to give NM Custody & Divorce LLC a HUGE THANK YOU, for your professionalism, but most of all your patience and kindness. My experience with your firm was amazing start to finish, in such a difficult time in my life, your team made me feel supported not just legally but with your concern. Ms. Burmester is an amazing women and attorney her and your firm have my highest recommendation!!   C.S.