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What is Gray Divorce?

o-gray-divorce.gif Baby boomers are ending their marriages at record rates, according to new data from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). The AAML polled its 1,600 members and found that among the respondents, 61 percent said they have seen an increase in divorce cases among the over-50 set, with 22 percent reporting that wives initiate the splits most often.  In a press release, Alton Abramowitz, president of the AAML, explained the significance of their findings. "Baby Boomers have regularly been catalysts for social change and getting divorced in their later years appears to be one of the most recent trends," Abramowitz said. "Alimony, business interests, and retirement accounts certainly represent some of the main concerns that need to be addressed and settled for spouses facing the end of their marriages in this over 50-year-old age group."
Also known as a "gray divorce," ending a marriage after 50 can be more financially burdensome than divorcing at a younger age, particularly because social security benefits and retirement funds come into play. And even though the national divorce rate has dropped in recent years, the divorce rate among baby boomers has nearly doubled, according to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University. 

Establishing Paternity in Arizona

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Establishing Paternity

Paternity means the condition of being a father. Establishing paternity means to establish a legal father for a child. When the parents are not married it is important that paternity be legally established.

Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

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Co-parenting after a split is rarely easy, especially if you have a contentious relationship with your ex-partner. You may be concerned about your ex's parenting abilities, stressed about child support or other financial issues, feel worn down by conflict, or think you'll never be able to overcome all the resentments in your relationship. But co-parenting amicably with your ex can give your children the stability, security, and close relationships with both parents they need. For the sake of your kids' well-being, it is possible for you to overcome co-parenting challenges and develop a cordial working relationship with your ex. With these tips, you can remain calm, stay consistent, and resolve conflicts to make joint custody work and enable your kids to thrive.

Divorce Guide For Men

divorced-man.gif Divorce is usually a one-sided decision which catches a husband off guard. Very rarely do couples sit down and come to the decision to end their marriage together. In most situations, a husband is left to struggle with the consequences of his wife's decision to file for divorce. It isn't easy to deal with the admission by a wife that she no longer wants to be in the marriage.

Managing Your Reputation During Divorce

Acting in a way that appears irresponsible, inappropriate, or antagonistic can have a negative impact on your case, leaving you with both less money and less time with your kids. Here's how to manage your reputation by ensuring your behavior is above reproach.

Divorce: Where do I start?

Divorce: Where do I start? The thought of getting divorced can be overwhelming. Divorce is amongst the top stressors in one's life up there with moving, the death of one's spouse, etc. In fact, they say that divorce is even more difficult than the death of one's spouse. After years of marriage, it can be difficult to imagine being divorced. Then you're left trying to figure out just how to get the legal process started. This article will touch on what should be done before filing divorce and will provide an overview of the divorce process.