Divorce Over 50 -- Baby Boomers Divorce Lawyer in Chicago, IL.
Baby boomers are getting divorced at an historic pace and that trend will continue to grow. While divorces among married couples has gone down slightly over the past twenty years, from 2000 thru 2017 it has doubled for couples over the age of 50. Over 850,000 people 50 years old and older got divorced in 2018, and the rate of divorce was 2.5 times higher for those in remarriages than with people ending their first marriage. Experts conclude that more people are in a subsequent marriage by the time they attain the age of 50, and those relationships are simply less likely to last.
Several factors are contributing to the over age 50 divorce phenomena. First, people are living longer and as people grow older many grow apart. In addition, many working women are now out-earning their husbands, and as a result of this financial independence they are more likely to seek a divorce. The change in a husband and wife relationship as children grow up and leave the marital home continues to be a contributing factor in many divorces involving older couples. However, perhaps the most significant factor is the change in today’s baby boomers about divorce is their decreasing stigma attached to getting divorced.
A divorce is a stressful and expensive proposition for any person at any age, but it provides a particularly important set of hazards and factors to consider when it involves persons over the age of 50.
For help with your concerns as a baby boomer facing divorce or separation, then please call The Law Offices of William G. Clark, Jr. & Associates at (312) 329-0830.