Gray Divorces Are Not Black And White

Last updated on November 30, 2023

If you are over the age of 50 and seeking a divorce, you are not alone. Statistics show that a staggering amount of older couples are parting ways more than ever before. Spouses may want different things in life as they age and there is no shame in doing what is right for you.

At Schapiro Thorn Inc., our attorneys work with older couples seeking marriage dissolution to resolve the tough issues. If you have been married for an extended period of time, the divorce may be more complex than you anticipate. Contacting one of our divorce lawyers from the onset can simplify the process of ending a long-term divorce.

Dividing Property And Debts In A Late Life Divorce

If you have built a life with your spouse for many years, property division can have many caveats. With so much on the line, it is critical to collaborate with your spouse to make the tough decisions about who will leave the marriage with what. There are key considerations in a gray divorce that cannot be overlooked, including the division of:

  • Retirement assets
  • Social security benefits
  • Spousal support
  • Health and life insurance
  • The family home
  • Heirlooms
  • The family business

Dividing a lifetime of property will likely be as emotional as the split itself. Our lawyers will provide emotional and legal support to get you through the divorce and minimize tensions.

There Is More Than One Type Of Divorce

No-fault, uncontested, simplified and limited are some of the types of divorces offered in California. We will evaluate your case and provide insight regarding the type of divorce you need.

With decades of combined experience working in family law mediation and collaborative divorces, we can help you to legally separate outside of court. We will negotiate on your behalf and create a settlement agreement. Resolving divorce matters outside of the courtroom may save you time and money.

Call Attorneys Who Will Walk You Through The Process

Get on the path of a fresh start and call the firm that will take you under our wing, protect your rights and help you to leave the marriage in the past. Call 415-800-1597 or request a consultation by submitting our online contact form. We serve clients in San Francisco, northern California and internationally.