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A senior divorce complicated by assets, debt and a mistress

Many readers may currently be experiencing marriage problems. Arizona residents are definitely not immune to a rising trend sweeping the nation known as gray divorce. This topic pertains to those who untie their knots at age 50 or beyond. Although not every person who does so happens to be a billionaire, such as famed developer, Harry Macklowe, even those of average means may relate to some of the complications commonly associated with senior divorce.

Can living in a retirement community cause senior divorce?

There are many reasons that a particular Arizona married couple may choose to sell their home and move to a retirement community. However, some believe doing so may actually cause marital decline, and perhaps even lead to divorce in many cases. Readers can make up their own minds as to whether communal retirement living may be a causal factor toward the steadily increasing numbers of senior divorce throughout the nation.

Time with both parents may help solve child custody issues

When married couples with children divorce, they've often got their work cut out for them with regard to developing amicable parenting plans. Arizona parents may be interested in results from various studies that suggest there may be a way to help children better adapt to new lifestyles when their parents decide they no longer want to be married to each other. Years ago, it was often assumed that mothers would get physical custody of their children. Nowadays, many fathers have child custody privileges as well.

Is senior divorce a topic in your conversations after 40 years?

Many adult children in Arizona are concerned about their aging parents. Some are helping mothers or fathers address adverse health-related issues. Others, however, are shocked and confused about another topic: senior divorce. These sons and daughters are wondering why their parents are deciding to call it quits on their marriages after 40 or more years.