West Virginia "Gray Divorce” Attorneys
We help West Virginians navigate transitions at every stage of life
Divorce can be difficult, no matter the stage of life. So-called “gray divorce” (divorce over age 50) is becoming more common as the population gets older and people live longer. No matter what age you are, ending a marriage is always difficult, but there is also life and a new beginning after divorce.
We say all this to underscore that if you are in this situation, you are not alone. Divorce after age 50 presents unique challenges, and we know how to navigate those challenges and build a better future. If you’re later in life and considering divorce, the experienced divorce attorneys at Klie Law Offices can help you move forward. Contact us today to set up your case evaluation.
A law firm that can navigate the unique challenges of late-in-life divorce
Getting a divorce in your 50s or 60s is in many ways quite distinct from a divorce in your 20s or 30s. Some of the key differences include:
- Your financial situation may be different. On one hand, you may be entering your peak earning years – a lot of people in their 50s and early 60s are in leadership roles or senior positions in their careers. On the other hand, you may be disabled, close to retirement, or already retired and on a fixed income.
- Dividing your assets may be more complicated. For example, older couples are more likely to need a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) to divide retirement assets.
- Age-related decline can make divorce more complex. Unfortunately, when older people divorce, one or both spouses might have cognitive decline or other age-related issues that make the process more complicated. It may even be necessary to have a legal guardian assist with some aspects of the process.
In addition, keep in mind that divorce will affect your children even if they are grown and out of the house. You may not have to navigate child custody or child support in the same way that you would if your children were minors, but they still need their parents, and you still need to figure out what family life will look like after the divorce.
Talk to an experienced attorney about your late-in-life divorce
In any season of life, divorce can be difficult. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this process alone. We will guide you forward every step of the way, whether your separation is amicable or contentious. You will have access to an experienced divorce lawyer, plus a paralegal and legal assistant who are almost always available to answer your questions during business hours.
As an older person considering divorce, you likely have a lot on your mind. An experienced divorce attorney at Klie Law Offices can help. Get started today by scheduling your case evaluation. We proudly serve clients throughout West Virginia.