Some long-time married couples are deciding to call it quits. The reasons for divorce are as personal as marriages themselves. However, it seems a lot of times children hold couples together, and once they’ve flown the coop, some Connecticut couples realize they have very little in common anymore and begin living separate lives. In these kinds of circumstances, some partners decide to formally end their relationships and decide to divorce.

There are some things that a couple experiencing gray divorce can do to make the process less stressful on themselves and on their family members. Even adult children of divorcing parents may find it hard to swallow that their parents are ending it, particularly when they may have been married for decades. Looking at the financial picture may be the first place to start.

Although individuals would like to think that their soon-to-be former spouses would treat them fairly when it comes to the division of assets, that is not always the case. It may be prudent to enlist the aid of a financial adviser. Lawyers may be able to help in this respect as well in terms of drafting separation agreements and other documents pertaining to the legalities of divorce.

Divorce is not an easy situation under the best of circumstances, and for a couple that has been married for many years, it can be particularly stressful. When each individual receives guidance in the way of legal counsel in Connecticut, he or she may reduce the tension associated with separating, especially if he or she is more than 50 years old. Even when a divorce is gray, the legalities of the process are basically black and white. 

Source: Forbes, “How To Survive Divorce After 50,” Tania Brown, accessed Jan. 12, 2018