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Knowledgeable Guidance For Divorce After Age 50

Nowadays, more and more couples past the age of 50 decide to split up. This is colloquially known as “gray divorce,” and it has many issues that a typical divorce does not. Fortunately, at Dwire Law Offices, we can help you learn about gray divorce and what to expect from it.

Clients come to us to have advocates on their side who can explain the legal process. Based in Lakeville, we serve clients throughout southeast Minnesota in cities such as Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee. Our attorney, Todd Dwire, has more than 20 years of experience handling a range of divorce matters, including those that affect senior couples.

The Unique Issues Facing Divorcing Couples Over The Age Of 50

Couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are divorcing often have to determine child custody arrangements. This is not usually true of couples in their 50s.

However, you and your former spouse may have to address:

  • Dividing retirement accounts
  • Dividing complex assets, including real estate
  • Social Security benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Medicare and Medicaid benefits
  • Grandparental visitation rights

It is also wise to revisit your estate plan so that you can update your beneficiaries, power of attorney and health care proxy.

Keeping Divorce As Stress-Free As Possible

Divorce is never easy, but the choices that you make can simplify it greatly. We do everything we can to resolve our clients’ divorces out of court through mediation or private negotiations. This prevents a lengthy, contentious court battle. If a trial is necessary, then we will represent you without hesitation. However, we do everything we can to help you and your former spouse find solutions calmly and amicably.

Get Guidance In A Free Consultation

When you need an objective yet compassionate legal ally, you can reach out to Dwire Law Offices. We provide free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us. To schedule your free consultation, you can call us at 866-442-9693 or send us an email.