Late-Life Divorce in California | What You Need to Know

Getting divorced can happen to anyone at any age. Sometimes, people grow apart, and the best thing they can do for themselves is to move on without their spouse. For many, getting divorced later in life allows them to start a new chapter. That being said, when these divorces occur, it is important that each party has a skilled divorce attorney to effectively represent their interests. Later in life divorces can come with their own set of complexities that other divorces may not be subject to. At the Zitser Family Law Group, APC, we can help guide you through every step of the divorce process to help you come to a positive resolution. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable California divorce attorneys to learn more about late-life divorce and how our firm assist you. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What makes a later-in-life divorce different?

As you know, regardless of your age, divorce is a complex process, both emotionally, legally, and financially. However, when it comes to late-life divorce, there are additional factors that come into play that younger divorcing couples may not have to navigate. For this very reason, it is critical that you retain the services of an experienced attorney who is more than familiar with handling these assets and concerns. Some of the most common complexities associated with grey divorces include:

  • Retirement funds as a primary source of income: Oftentimes, when individuals divorce, their retirement or pension plan is subject to equitable distribution. However, in late-life divorce, this can be worrisome, as individuals may lose out on their only source of income.
  • Spousal support: In many cases, in late-life divorces, spouses are either retired or are unable to get back into the workforce, which is why for many dependent spouses, it is critical that they receive the spousal support they need to retain their standard of living.
  • Issues with Social Security benefits
  • Property distribution is much more complex when a couple has been married for decades: Over the years, marital assets, such as bank accounts, often become intermingled, and oftentimes, it can be difficult to ascertain what property belongs to which spouse in the equitable distribution process. This is why you need an attorney who is prepared to fight for what is truly yours.

If you have any additional questions or you are ready to get started, give our firm a call today. We are here to help.

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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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