As the baby boom generation reaches maturity, an emerging phenomenon in family law is the "gray divorce". According to a study conducted by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, the divorce rate among people aged 50 and over has doubled over the last 20 years.
At the Law Firm of Shaw & Associates, P.C., we understand the unique challenges facing people who divorce after being married for decades. Our experienced divorce lawyers can guide you through all aspects of your gray divorce, helping you prepare for a financially stable, post-divorce future.
Are you going through divorce over 50? Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-792-9501 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced New York grey divorce attorney.
Financial Issues in Grey Divorce
One of the most vexing aspects of many gray (or grey) divorces is that one spouse has spent decades out of the work force and will be entering single life at an age where obtaining education and job skills is difficult.
If, for instance, a 60-year-old woman who was a homemaker and has not worked in decades gets divorced, it is important that the divorce settlement reflect the reality of her situation.
Whether you were the primary wage earner during your marriage, or contributed to the household in other ways, our attorneys will work to ensure you get what you deserve in regard to the division of marital assets, alimony and other important issues.
Children and Grey Divorce
Some of the most contentious family law issues are often avoided in a grey divorce. In most grey divorces, children are at least in high school or are already grown up. This means there is generally less conflict over child custody and visitation than a divorce in which there are young children involved.
Contact a Manhattan Property Division Attorney
If you are seeking intelligent legal guidance for a fathers' rights matter in New York, we are here for you. Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-792-9501 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced New York grey divorce attorney.