The Higher Stakes Of Late-In-Life Divorce
The longer a marriage is, the more complicated it can be to resolve your divorce issues. For people over 50 considering divorce, the process may look different from many others and is often called gray divorce. You want an attorney who understands these differences and is ready to guide you through them.
My name is Pamela Fero. At my firm, Pamela Fero Law, PLLC, I work with people of all ages pursuing divorce in Fort Lauderdale and across South Florida. Every divorce is different. I intend to secure your peace of mind no matter what complications you face.
How Is Gray Divorce Different?
Just like certain periods of your life are new and strange, so is divorce for older couples. Typically divorces for older couples are vastly different in the following ways:
- Child custody and support matters: Largely – but not exclusively – most divorcing couples over 50 do not have minor children, or if they do, they are in their later teens. This means child support and custody agreements aren’t as high a priority. However, if you are over 50 and have young children, you require considered, thoughtful representation.
- Property division: Florida uses an “equitable distribution” model for divorce, which doesn’t necessarily mean everything is split evenly. However, it is difficult to divide the marital estate of a long marriage anything other than evenly. These matters are often extensively litigated.
- Alimony: The subject of alimony – or spousal support – can always lead to hard feelings and disputes. This is a vital piece that must not be ignored for a long marriage, especially if one spouse gave up their career.
The complexities of gray divorce require focus, attention and sensitivity. I work hard to secure my clients’ goals in their divorce and advocate for what they deserve at every step.
Reach Out To Me To Find Out More
Divorce is a complex issue that you cannot go into blind. With extensive assets of a long marriage and the infrastructure of your life on the line, you must go forward with a clear understanding of what’s ahead. I can explain Florida’s law to you and offer you a way forward.