Divorce after a marriage of any length of time can be complicated. However, when a couple decides to divorce after a long-term marriage, the complications increase and become magnified. Issues to address include pensions, alimony and equitable distribution of property.
It is critical that you have a divorce lawyer who has the experience needed to handle the complexities of helping a couple part ways after decades of marriage.
For more than 20 years, I have worked as a family law attorney providing legal counsel and representation to individuals and families in crisis. From divorce to child custody to modifications, I know the law and I know how to aggressively protect the interests of my clients.
For a free initial consultation, call the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler in Houston, Texas, at 832-539-4689 or contact my family law firm online.
Divorce After A Long Marriage
Though a bad marriage can seem to last forever, courts tend to view marriages lasting 20 years or more as long-term marriages. Usually after 20 years, children of the couple are well into their teenage years, making child support a short-term or nonexistent issue. Some refer to this as "grey divorce." Issues more apt to be relevant pertain to:
- Alimony/spousal support
- Health insurance coverage
- Equitable division of property
- Right to pensions and retirement accounts
When making final decisions pertaining to your divorce, the court takes into consideration a large discrepancy between the incomes of the two spouses. Another factor is whether one partner was a stay-at-home spouse and one was the primary wage earner.
Whether you are the husband or the wife, the primary wage-earning spouse or the stay-at-home spouse, you need an experienced attorney to handle all of these issues. At my firm, you will find the legal experience you need to protect and preserve your rights and way of life.
Contact Me To Discuss Your Grey Divorce Case
Contact the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler in Houston, Texas, with your divorce questions and concerns. I help my clients with even the most difficult family law and divorce situations. For a free initial consultation, call the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler at 832-539-4689 or contact my family law firm online using the email form below. For your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available by request.