Divorce Later In Life Presents Unique Issues

We Will Protect Your Interests And Help You Move Forward

Late-life divorce, which is sometimes referred to as "silver" or "gray" divorce, is becoming more common. The National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University reports that in 2014, people age 50 and above were twice as likely to get divorced than in 1990.

Although couples that divorce later in life often avoid the emotional stress of resolving child custody and child support issues because their children are grown, other complexities must be addressed. Typically, the parties have accumulated greater assets than younger couples, making the division of marital property more complex — and in many instances confrontational. Retirement accounts, pensions and other assets must be carefully reviewed and divided.

If you decide to marry again after divorce, we can assist in drafting a premarital agreement that will minimize disputes by addressing property division, debts, alimony and other issues ahead of time.

Also, permanent or long-term spousal support is more common in gray divorces than in marriages where both parties are younger and able to support themselves. Whether you expect to receive alimony or pay it, it is important to work with a knowledgeable family law attorney who understands California laws regarding spousal support and how it is determined.

Our Attention To Detail Is Critical

At the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, in Sacramento, we represent parties throughout the Central Valley and Northern California who have decided to end a marriage late in life. Attorney Victoria S. Linder understands the nuances that must be addressed in gray divorces. After carefully reviewing your situation, she may work closely with a tax specialist, forensic accountant or other financial advisor to ensure that every asset is carefully evaluated and properly addressed.

We welcome the opportunity to review your situation and answer your questions regarding a divorce later in life. We work with clients in this area who have a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Division of retirement assets, including pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s and golden parachute
  • Social Security benefits and divorce
  • Spousal support
  • Valuation and division of real property, including vacation homes, investment real estate and a primary residence
  • Tax implications of decisions regarding asset division
  • Life insurance and health insurance matters

Learn More About What You Need To Be Concerned About

You no doubt have concerns about divorce at this stage of your life, plus there may be additional issues that you are not thinking of that need to be addressed. We are ready to help. Call 916-905-4805 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting with a lawyer who will answer your questions and develop a legal strategy that addresses your objectives.