We think that most readers of our family law blog across Massachusetts and elsewhere will immediately grasp the “gray” reference in the above post headline. You can quite readily substitute terms such as “baby boomer” or “late-life divorcing party” in lieu of that depiction.
The point is this: Many divorcing individuals in that demographic have divorce-related concerns that are singular and differentiated from persons who untie the marital knot at an appreciably earlier age.
Thus, any amply experienced divorce attorney will materially focus in on that reality, paying close attention to what often matters most to comparatively older parties in a divorce.
Of course, that comes with a caveat, namely this: Every divorce is different, and a proven legal advocate will always provide client advocacy in a manner that fully addresses every material aspect of a case.
Having said that, though, it is true that many “gray” divorcees have particular concerns regarding finances, based especially on the fact that they must make resources last as careers and income streams are nearing an end.
A recent Washington Post article spotlights what it terms “the phenomenon of late-life divorce,” noting that such breakups “now account for one in four divorces.” Many soon-to-be divorced individuals reach out earnestly to divorce attorneys, with knowledgeable and impassioned advocates responding with efforts geared toward fully promoting the legal rights and interests of those persons.
Again, many of their concerns are understandably focused upon financial matters and an equitable distribution of marital property. An experienced family law attorney will ensure that all material divorce-related matters are duly considered and resolved, and that a divorce client can embark on a new stage of life empowered by the knowledge that he or she obtained a fully reasonable divorce outcome.