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Age generally doesn’t make divorce easier

| Sep 19, 2018 | Divorce

Since 1990, the divorce rate for those over the age of 65 has tripled while it has doubled for those between the ages of 50 and 64. For older Brainerd residents and others contemplating divorce, ending a marriage is never an easy process to go through. Furthermore, it can have an impact on the friends and family members of the estranged couple

Friends of a divorced person may feel obligated to withdraw as to not take sides when a marriage ends. Adult children may also have to adjust to a significant change in their family structure. As people get older, it becomes harder to replace relationships that were acquired and then lost. Therefore, they could be lonelier than others who have seen their marriages come and go. Even if an individual chooses to remarry, there is a chance that future marriages could fail.

In fact, those who get married again are 2.5 times more likely to get divorced. Individuals who have been married for a short period of time as they get older are also more likely to end their marriages. Ideally, friends of those who are considering a divorce will find ways to help that person rediscover the joy of being married. In some cases, staying in the relationship is better than leaving.

Getting a divorce may be a way out for those who are not happy in their relationships. For older individuals, the process may center around property division and alimony disputes as opposed to those related to child custody. However, an attorney may be able to represent individuals ending their marriages regardless of what issues they face. This may be true whether a divorce is settled through mediation or negotiations or resolved in front of a judge.

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