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.