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Concerns unique to gray divorce

While fifty years ago less than 2.8 percent of Americans over age 50 were divorced, today more than 15 percent are. Even just since 1990 the divorce rate for adults ages 50 plus doubled and it nearly tripled for those ages 65 and older. However, the divorce rate is not equally divided and impacts certain demographics at a higher rate.

Hiding assets is worse than cheating?

Stashing a few hundred dollar bills away for a couples trip to your favorite Air BnB is not what you would consider “hiding assets.” A marriage is a partnership. The expectation between two people in that union is that they share everything. Well, unfortunately, that is not always the case. It is estimated that more than 15 million people are hiding credit cards, checking accounts or savings from their live-in partners according to a study done by Bankrate. The financial services company found that hiding assets can have the same devastating effect as being unfaithful to your partner.

3 things to consider during a gray divorce

Divorce is difficult for any couple, but it can be especially tricky for those who have been married a long time. The divorce rate for couples who are 50 and older has increased over the past two decades, and it’s important to know how these divorces could differ from younger marriages.

Divorce is more than just the end of marriage

On paper, divorce is the legal end to a marriage. However, when you look at the details of a divorce, you will find that it will touch many areas of your life that will outlast the legal process itself. According to PainDoctor.com, divorce is considered the second-most stressful event a person can go through in their lifetime, so it’s important for you to seek the right help to potentially mitigate the adverse effects of the end of marriage.

Autistic characters can help children on and off the spectrum

You probably remember reading picture books as a young child. You may have had story time before bed. You read books about characters that solved problems. You watched as they struggled and learned life lessons. While you read about these characters, you ultimately saw yourself. You used these characters to learn your own lessons. You may have channeled their strength to take on your own struggles.

Can you modify your alimony and childcare payments?

Your divorce was finalized a while back – alimony and child support payments were calculated based on your salary and ability to pay. But circumstances have changed, and you cannot afford the payments you used to make. Are you legally required to carry out these high payments?

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