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Divorce Over 50: Get The Representation You Need

So-called “gray divorces” have become increasingly common. For a variety of reasons, older couples are choosing to end decades-long marriages. Navigating a divorce in your 50s and beyond is not the same as divorce in your 20s or 30s. Your life is different, and your top concerns are different.

At Silverman, Tokarsky & Forman, L.L.C, we provide solid legal support for clients who are seeking late-in-life divorces or facing other family law concerns. Our attorneys understand the unique challenges our Pennsylvania clients are facing and know what it takes to provide the right emotional and legal support to help you through this process. While we always aim to negotiate a fair divorce settlement, we are unafraid to go to litigation when necessary.

What Makes A Gray Divorce Unique?

While divorces involving young couples tend to involve custody issues, divorces involving older, more established couples tend to be complicated in other ways. Here are some of the key issues that make gray divorces different:

  • Financial complexity: During a long marriage, couples often accumulate significant assets, including real estate, investments, retirement accounts and pensions.
  • Retirement planning: Aside from determining how to fairly divide retirement savings, understanding the implications for Social Security benefits and planning for financial security post-divorce can be a major concern.
  • Health care concerns: Navigating the complexities of health insurance coverage can be huge in a gray divorce, especially if your insurance was previously provided through a spouse’s employer.
  • Alimony: Spousal support can be a contentious issue. Factors such as the length of the marriage, the financial capabilities of both parties and the ability to maintain a sufficient standard of living post-divorce can all be considered.
  • Estate planning: Divorce often necessitates a revision of estate plans, including wills, trusts and beneficiary designations. Ensuring that these documents are updated to reflect the new circumstance is the only way to avoid unintended consequences.

These and other reasons are why it’s imperative to have a good lawyer by your side.

Let Us Protect Your Interests

Divorce after 50 can be very unsettling. You need experienced legal guidance to make certain that you do not overlook any important issues that could affect your future quality of life. While we approach each of our clients with compassion, our attorneys are known for their tenacity and determination.

Let Silverman, Tokarsky & Forman, L.L.C, protect your interests. If you are approaching a gray divorce, call us at 814-792-2412 or contact us through our online form to schedule an appointment. Our lawyers are located in Johnstown, Somerset and Windber.