It seems the days when most marriages last until death doeth part are over. The word divorce doesn’t make most Alabama residents bat an eyelash today, and even baby boomers are realizing that when it’s over, it’s over. In fact, it seems that more older married couples are deciding that they would rather go into the future as singles rather than as part of a couple.
The term gray divorce is being used to describe the divorce of those who are 50 years of age or older. One out of every four divorces in the United States fits this bill. The population is aging, it’s true, but the question that remains is why are so many older married couples throwing in the towel on what may be marriages that have lasted for decades?
A study turned up some interesting findings among baby boomers and divorce. Infidelity seemed to top the list of reasons older couples are divorcing. Mental health issues also play into the mix. Many men cited financial problems, while most women blamed their partners’ addictions for the brea up of their marriages.
Whatever the reasons, instead of staying in marriages that aren’t fulfilling, older Alabama residents are more apt to make the decision to divorce when they believe they can’t make marriages work. A divorce can be like a roller coaster ride with its share of ups and downs. A lawyer is typically able to offer guidance and advice when a client is walking in uncharted territory. Such is the case in many instances regarding the divorce process.