This Friday, July 29 the Denver Senior Law Day Committee will be holding the 2016 Denver Senior Law Day at the PPA Event Center in Denver, CO. The event runs from 8 a.m. until noon, and some of Denver’s top elder law attorneys will be giving educational seminars on topics like estate planning basics, Medicare issues, probate procedures, fraud prevention, and much more. Attendees will receive their own copy of the 2016 Edition of the Colorado Senior Law Handbook.
The Harris Law Firm’s Peggy Walker, who handles divorce cases for mature couples, will be in attendance this year.
Between 1990 and 2010, divorce rates among people over 50 years old, also known as gray divorce, has doubled according to a study conducted by Bowling Green State University (BGSU). The team of researchers led by sociologists Susan L. Brown and I-Fen Lin discovered that in 2010, approximately a quarter of all divorces, roughly 600,000 people, were by people ages 50 years old and higher. On top of that, the study found that couples married for over 20 years made up for 55 percent of those gray divorces.
The BGSU study apparently began in response to Al and Tipper Gore’s public split in 2010 after 40 years of marriage and 4 children.
Making the decision to file for divorce is difficult at the best of times, and only gets more complicated the longer your marriage has lasted. Reasons for the split generally revolve around children leaving to start their own lives, while their parents find themselves sitting in a seemingly empty home. After so many years dedicated to raising and caring for their children, spouses find that there isn’t enough left to keep them together.
If you are planning on filing for gray divorce, it may be in your best interest to hire a qualified divorce lawyer to assist you in planning for your future to ensure that you will remain financially stable. At The Harris Law Firm, our divorce attorneys have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and will work with you to prepare the plan of action that best suits your needs. Contact us today online, or give us a call at (303) 622-5502 to set up a meeting with one of our family law attorneys.