The National Center for Family & Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University stated that one in four divorcees is older than 50 years old.  In 2009, people between the ages of 50 and 64 accounted for 12.6 divorces per 1,000 marriages.

Divorce that occurs after the age of 40 is known as “gray” or “silver” divorce.  There are two popular reasons for the popular late-in-life divorce.  The first reason is that spouses who have been married for several years have lost romantic intimacy.  They believe they still have time to start a new relationship and experience that kind of intimacy again.  The second reason is women are more likely to have their own incomes, which means they are feeling less pressure to stay with their spouse for financial reasons.

If you have any questions concerning divorce, or need any advice, don’t hesitate to call a JacksonWhite divorce lawyer. Call 480-779-7972 to schedule a consultation with family law attorney, Timothy Durkin.