Ending a marriage is never easy. Ending a long-term marriage can seem like an insurmountable task since your lives have been intertwined for decades.
While the children are grown and out of the house, you will not need to deal with issues of child support nor maintaining a large family home. However, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will face other types of complications.
Your marriage is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all divorce process. Each aspect of your divorce will need to be examined and addressed in a way that is personalized to your situation. At the Law Office of Nancy H. Boler, we routinely handle divorces for couples who are ending long-term marriages, and we will guide you through the process.
Financial aspects of divorcing after a long marriage
Whether you were in charge of the finances for your household or not, it is important to understand each aspect as you divide the assets from the marriage. A skilled lawyer will educate you about your property division options regarding your various holdings and financial rights, including:
- Retirement benefits
- Pension plans
- Community property
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Premarital assets
- Past and future income
Keeping emotions out of the courtroom
Even those who look forward to getting on with their lives post-divorce can experience a lot of emotions as they disentangle themselves from their marriages. Your life will likely be quite different once your divorce is finalized.
Facing the emotions of letting go of the past, preparing for the future and dealing with the day-to-day issues of a divorce can dredge up long-held resentments or cause a period of mourning. These emotions are normal but can get in the way of a smooth transition.
An experienced divorce attorney will be your spokesperson during your divorce and will protect your interests without losing her cool. This will not only save you time and money but emotional energy as well.