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Divorce at an older age becoming more common

There is no set age at which people choose to end their marriages. Some people may only be married for a few short months at a young age before deciding the relationship was not for them, and other couples may have been married for decades before choosing divorce. However, it does appear that more older people are getting divorced as of late.

Some Florida residents over the age of 50 may be considering this course of action themselves. It would not be uncommon as one in four divorce cases in the United States involve a person over the age of 50. This statistic shows an increase since 1990, which saw a person over 50 in one in every 10 divorces. Because there is less stigma regarding divorce these days, many older people are choosing to live single lives even though they have been married for decades.

Though gray divorce is becoming more common, each case is still unique to the individuals involved. However, it is wise for anyone in this situation to consider how the financial aspects of divorce will affect their futures. Older people in particular may want to pay attention to how their retirement funds could take a hit.

Divorce at any age involves many decisions, and each case differs due to the people, property and other details involved. If older Florida residents are considering ending their marriages, they may have a substantial amount of work ahead of them as they work to untangle their lives. Still, it is not impossible, and many individuals may benefit from the help of family law attorneys.

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