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Divorce at an older age may bring relief, personal satisfaction

When an older person chooses to end a marriage, he or she may wonder whether the choice is the right one. For numerous individuals over the age of 50, divorce has become the answer for which they have been searching. The reasons for the decision may vary, but many older Louisiana residents may find themselves exploring their legal options.

For some, the idea of spending their golden years in a relationship that has lacked love and affection for some time may seem unacceptable. Because people often live well into their elderly years, they may want to ensure that those years are filled with as much enjoyment as possible. As a result, they may decide that their lives need a significant change in the form of moving forward as a single person. 

The divorce process may go more smoothly for parties over 50 because these parties often do no have to deal with child custody or child support issues. Of course, they may face different complexities regarding property division or alimony, but each issue may be specific to the details of each case. Additionally, individuals may find themselves having to deal with other personal issues that come along with new housing and living on a single income.

Many parties find a sense of relief that comes along with the freedom of being single after numerous years of an unhappy marriage. Of course, Louisiana residents likely also want to be prepared for the potential issues they could face with such a significant life change. Speaking with experienced attorneys could help interested parties determine their best options for facing divorce topics.

Source:, "This is what divorce looks like after 50 years of marriage", Doree Lewak, June 14, 2017

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