Divorce May Be Streamlined Without Child Custody Concerns
When parents with minor children get divorced, questions of custody loom large. In fact, custody is often the most emotionally fraught and time-consuming aspect of a divorce. If you are contemplating divorce and custody is not an issue (either because you don’t have children or your children are now adults), the entire process is likely to be faster, less expensive and less stressful than it might otherwise be.
At The Law Office of Vincent Mattioli, PLC, we represent clients in all stages of their adult lives, including those who do not have the added concern about child custody. No matter where you are in life and what your circumstances might be, we are ready to guide you through all aspects of divorce and address the issues that are most important for your long-term success and peace of mind.
Considerations For Divorce After Age 50
While divorce rates have declined overall in recent decades, they have actually increased for Americans over the age of 50. The phenomenon even has a name: “gray divorce.” If you’re pursuing divorce at this stage of life, child custody matters are likely not a concern.
What will be a concern, however, is the division of assets, and retirement assets in particular. It costs more money to retire as two single people than as a married couple. Therefore, it is critical to maximize your fair share of retirement funds.
If your spouse has a significantly higher income than you do, it is also important to explore the possibility of spousal support (alimony). As you near retirement age, you may have fewer opportunities for advancement within a company, and changing careers altogether is usually not an option. When you meet with our firm, we will discuss all of these issues and anything else that may be important in your particular case.
A Simplified Divorce Process For Younger Clients
Couples who marry just out of high school or college sometimes discover, within a matter of years, that they are incompatible with their spouse. If you have no children and haven’t amassed significant assets yet, the divorce process will likely be faster and less expensive than it would be for other clients.
Even if your divorce seems so simple that you could handle it yourself, it is still important to work with a skilled attorney. Divorce is a legal matter, and any mistakes or omissions can cause logistical headaches and unnecessary extra costs. Our firm is here for as much or as little legal help as your case requires.
Discuss Your Case With An Attorney Who Really Listens
Personalized attention and tailored representation are top priorities at The Law Office of Vincent Mattioli, PLC. No matter what stage of life you are in, we will take the time to understand what’s important to you and craft a legal strategy accordingly. To get started with a free initial consultation, simply fill out our online contact form or call 480-485-8158.