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Special considerations for silver divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 11, 2022 | blog, Family Law

Florida has one of the oldest populations in the United States on average, and this means that many silver divorces that occur in the state. A silver divorce refers to the separation of two people above the age of 50. These divorces are increasingly common as people live longer and are more unwilling to settle for unhappiness.

Here are some special considerations to note if you are seeking a silver divorce in Florida.

Adult children

Although there are exceptions, the majority of older people who are going through a divorce do not have to deal with figuring out child custody or child support payments. However, this does not mean that divorce has no impact on adult children. These children are likely to experience various difficult emotions surrounding the divorce, particularly if the parents’ marriage lasted a long time. Be open and honest with adult children and make sure to address any concerns they may have.

The home

Like younger couples, older couples who divorce need to decide what to do with their place of residence. In the case of a silver divorce, however, the home may be a place where the couple has resided for a long time and intends to give to their children. Thinking about who is set to inherit property is a big consideration in a grey divorce.

Keep these as well as other considerations in mind when pursuing a silver divorce. Knowing what to expect helps people better prepare for what is to come.

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