The number of people severing their marital ties in court at age 50 and beyond has doubled since 1990. There are many reasons for senior divorce, all of which tend to vary according to individual circumstances. One thing most older couples in Arizona who divorce have in common, however, is the tremendous challenge a late-in-life divorce presents where retirement plans and other financial matters are concerned.
For years, people have written about generation gaps and the differences between those over 50 and the younger crowd. In Arizona and elsewhere, a new trend comes as a surprise to many people. Whether this particular habit is causing senior divorce numbers to rise is not yet known.
A lot of us who are parents today grew up as kids of divorce. Back then, it was pretty often expected that mom got custody and dad got visits once a week and every other weekend. But times have changed, and with them a new focus on what it is best for the child.
Whether you’ve had your heart set on beachside nuptials since you were a kid, or your idea of a reception is a barbeque and bare feet, the kind of wedding you plan is as unique and individual as you and your future spouse.
If there's one thing typically common amongst most people in Arizona and elsewhere who end their marriages in court, it's that if children are involved, challenges regarding custody and visitation may arise. In fact, in some situations, a central focus of divorce proceedings is whether a particular person should have his or her parental rights terminated. Every state has its own regulations regarding involuntary termination of a parent's rights.
Many Arizona parents choose to expand their families by welcoming children into their folds who were not biologically born to them. Adoption is the most viable option for many couples who are unable to conceive children in the womb. Other families may already have several biological children, but still wish to include others who are in need of forever families and homes.