Divorce After 50

According to Pew Research Center, the divorce rate among U.S. adults over the age of 50 has doubled since the 1990s.* Several factors have contributed to this increase. First, and most simply, individuals are living longer and healthier lives; many feel a divorce in late middle age can provide an opportunity for happiness. Likewise, many baby boomers are already on their second or third marriages, which tend to be less stable than first marriages.

Yet divorcing after 50 presents unique risks. Most pressingly, many individuals wonder how divorce will affect their retirement. Indeed, for many individuals, divorce poses a serious threat to financial stability. A range of anxieties and fears are quick to arise.

The legal team at Hartley Law Office, LLC, can help. Based in Dayton and serving throughout Montgomery County, we have accumulated a wealth of experience in "gray divorce" matters. We understand the concerns of our clients, educate them about the risks divorce poses and protect their interests at every step.

How We Help

Our firm offers qualified and experienced guidance through a comprehensive range of gray divorce considerations, including:

  • Retirement planning
  • Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
  • 401(k)s, Roth IRAs and other retirement accounts
  • Pensions
  • Social Security
  • Medical care and medical debt
  • Life insurance
  • Updating estate plans
  • Income and alimony

In amicable situations, couples may be able to reach resolution via dissolution — a quicker and less expensive way to finalize a divorce. Others may require involved legal guidance and, in some cases, litigation. Our attorneys are qualified to provide representation at every level.

We're Here When You Need Us

To learn more about Ohio divorce law, or to speak to an attorney, reach out to us today. You can call our firm at 937-312-9130 or contact us online. We're always prepared to help.

*http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/03/09/led-by-baby-boomers-divorce-rates-climb-for-americas-50-population/