Starting Over After 50

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There seems to be a lot of discussion about people over 50 years old getting divorced now.  Of course, there are a lot of Baby Boomers who are still alive and in relationships. Many of them are suddenly facing a divorce they hadn’t planned on.   The flip side is that many Boomers have finally decided to go forward on the …

What If You Don’t Really Want a Divorce?

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Just like it takes two to tango, it takes two to have a marriage.  If one person wants out of a marriage, the other one can’t really prevent a divorce.  Both parties have to be committed to keep a marriage together.  It often happens that one spouse decides to seek a divorce before the other spouse is even aware of …

Divorce Over 50: Checklist of Financial Issues

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For various reasons, many Baby Boomers seem to be facing divorces even after long marriages.  Sometimes both parties reach the point where they want to end their marriage.  Other times, it’s one spouse or the other who takes the lead in deciding to divorce.  Even if just one spouse wants the divorce, in Texas the divorce will ultimately be granted …

Divorce Over 50: Breaking Free

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Divorce after a long-term marriage requires a lot of adjustments.   All the legal changes, living arrangements, family connections, financial uncertainty and a myriad of other issues can be overwhelming.  It all comes down to one word:  change. Change can be very difficult for many people, especially at a time when they are looking for something to hold onto.  The reaction …

Ending a Long-Term Marriage — 5 Fallacies

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Many couples, later in life, are facing the end of their marriages.  It seems to be more and more common for Baby Boomers to decide to divorce in their 50s and 60s and later.  That decision creates many new challenges for both parties, but especially for one party if she or he was not the initiating party.  Divorcing is not …

Starting Over Later in Life

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A common situation for some people, especially Baby Boomers, going through a Collaborative or litigated divorce is the need for one spouse to re-join the workforce. Often, although not always, the wife is suddenly facing the need to earn a living after years of being a stay-at-home mom and raising children. Sometimes she has work experience from years ago, but …