Kroener Hale Law Firm

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We are here to listen, learn & help

TEXTS ONLY: 513-828-7510

During these hard and uncertain times, the staff at Kroener Hale Law Firm are still here to serve you. Please contact us at any time to schedule a free 30 minute telephone/skype consultation to discuss your legal needs. We will continue to diligently protect the rights and interests of our clients through these tough times.

Providing The Advice & Guidance You & Your
Family Need To Make Informed Decisions

Providing The Advice & Guidance You & Your Family Need To Make Informed Decisions

Ohio residents are living longer these days, much like the rest of the country. With increased life expectancy comes a variety of opportunities for growth in relationships, but there are also increased risks that a couple will become exposed to factors leading to the dissolution of marriage. Older people tend to use caution when approaching divorce, and this affects the tone of the proceedings in some specific ways.

Older people need not harbor negative feelings when considering ending a marriage. The number of cases involving seniors filing for divorce is steadily growing. In fact, it is prevalent enough to have its own colloquial term: gray divorce. Scholars from various disciplines are currently investigating scale and potential effects. A study released in The Journals of Gerontology states that divorce rates doubled over a period of 20 years, from 1990 to 2010. Adults who had remarried were over twice as likely to divorce. These statistics illustrate the prevalence of divorce in the aging population of the United States, serving as a reminder that any mature adult who pursues divorce is far from alone.

A study conducted for the AARP discusses some more personal factors that inform how older people might best handle their divorce. The people who reported experiencing high stress levels during their respective legal processes account for nearly half of the total survey results. However, many of the same respondents said divorce was the right decision for them once everything was over: A three-fourths majority claimed they are better off without the marriage.