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Top 3 tips for dealing with divorce after 50

Going through a divorce at any age can be a major disruption to your life -- doing it after 50 can feel like the end of the world. You've built up assets and a common history, all of which are likely to be irreparably fractured. Here are three tips to help you to cope with a "Gray Divorce."

Get Professional Help

Don't go through it alone. At this stage in your life, you have much more to lose. You will need an experienced divorce lawyer, and possibly a financial adviser. They can help you decide when and if you will be able to retire. Also, consider a therapist, divorce coach, or a support group. Divorce after 50 can be traumatic. Accept support when you need it.

Get a Handle on Your Finances

Understand your present and projected financial situation before agreeing to settle. The way you will divide marital property and make spousal support determinations, may affect your tax burden. Understanding how your taxes might change post-divorce is critical to making projections accurately.

Curtail Spending

You may need to downsize, and delay retirement. Learn to budget shrewdly and do more with less. It's unfortunate your golden years may not be as golden as you'd hoped. But if you don't come to grips with your changing financial situation, in a few years, you may outlive your assets and income.

Consulting an experienced divorce attorney can help with just about every aspect of this most disruptive and emotionally draining of life circumstances.

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