Sometimes happily ever after does not last as long as we hoped it would. There are even times where our happily ever after came close but fell short. Many are surprised to find out that one-quarter of all divorces occur after couples reach the age of 50. While it may seem that couples have made it to their golden age together, some may find that this is the optimal time for divorce in their own unique situation.
Now that couples have already put their kids through college and no longer feel the need to make their marriage work, many spouses choose to part ways. However, this is also a more complicated time for couples to part, especially in respect to finances. After what is typically several years together, people often have jointly owned assets including property, retirement accounts, joint health insurance and many other more complicated shared assets.
In these cases, mediation is often a good way for couples to co-operatively part ways. By going to a lawyer and settling each piece of the shared estate bit by bit, it saves a judge deciding for the couple which ways the finances should be delved out. There are several cases in which the couple has co-existed for the sake of their children. This means they have had years to prepare and consider how they will separate when the time comes. For some, this may include spousal support or alimony. For others, one spouse may take the marital home while the other is bestowed more of the retirement package.
Each couple is different. If a proper solution cannot be obtained during mediation, litigation may come into play. If the wife was a stay-at-home mother, she may need to prove her case as to how much she contributed to the home. If both spouses work, they may need to show how much they contributed to make a case to keep the home. While emotions may run high, it will aid every member of the family to stay cool-headed and come to a divorce agreement that keeps both parting spouses in mind. When that becomes less of an option, it is time to contact a Towson divorce lawyer that can handle the intricacies of the case while the separating couple focuses more on keeping a level of sanity in their home lives.
Towson Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles Help Families and Separating Spouses Manage their Lives during Divorce
Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles have handled complicated and unique divorce cases for couples of all ages and backgrounds. Make sure you and your separating spouse have the tools and respect necessary to reach an agreeable end. Call 443-589-0150 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation today.