Orlando Gray Divorce Lawyer
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) reports that there has been a significant increase in the number of divorces among couples who are 50 and older.
Although typically there are not just the stressful issues of child support and child custody to deal with in these cases, spousal support and the division of complex assets such as business interests and retirement accounts can be equally difficult to reach an agreement on.
In fact, ending a marriage in later years — a so-called “gray divorce” — can be more difficult in many regards than divorcing at a younger age. There may be substantial assets to divide, including multiple houses, pensions, Social Security benefits and extensive investment portfolios.
In addition, a couple that was prepared to retire comfortably if they remained married may suddenly be facing financial stress caused by creating two separate households.
We Protect Our Clients’ Rights In Late Life Divorce
The experienced Orlando gray divorce lawyers at Anderson & Ferrin, Attorneys at Law, P.A., understand the unique issues and emotions that individuals involved in a senior divorce may experience.
Our knowledge and experience assisting clients in elder divorces provides us a thorough knowledge of the factors involved in valuing and dividing the kinds of assets that are common in these cases, including:
- IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts
- Annuities and complex investments
- Social Security benefits
- Second homes and investment property
- Closely held businesses
- Life insurance and long-term care policies
- Trusts and other estate planning instruments
Despite the complexities posed by getting divorced later in life, we often are able to help our clients reach an agreement without the need to litigate.
Our Orlando family law attorneys have substantive courtroom experience, however, and will make a compelling claim in support of your position if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Contact Our Knowledgeable Central Florida Family Law Attorneys
We work with clients throughout central Florida from our office in Orlando. We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your situation during a free consultation. We will provide a straightforward assessment and recommend the best steps to take. Contact us to schedule an appointment.