Legal information and practical advice for older Americans dealing with divorce.
Divorce rates are soaring among seniors, but the legal and emotional challenges you face as an older adult are different from those that apply to younger divorcees. That's why you need Divorce After 50, the only guide around that addresses the challenges unique to your age group.
Written by an attorney who specializes in divorce among the over-50 age group, Divorce After 50 covers these subjects and much more:
. how to get guidance from friends, family, and, as needed, lawyers
. ways to divorce collaborative, mediated, contested, etc.
. marital property: what it is, what you do with it, and how to divide assets and liabilities
. how to survive financially during and after divorce
. how health care and estate planning are impacted by divorce
. alternatives to divorce, including post-nuptial agreements
You'll get all the information you need to decide whether and how to divorce, plus plenty of divorce survival stories that help you determine your options and show you that there is, indeed, life after divorce, no matter what your age.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Janice L. Green is a family law attorney who has practiced in Austin, Texas, for more than 30 years, the last 26 as a partner in the AV-rated boutique family law firm, Farris & Green. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, named to Best Lawyers in America, and a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer. She is a frequent lecturer and published author of more than 40 articles on family law. Green is an Honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas. While continuing to reside in Austin, she makes time to escape to her cabin-home outside Pagosa Springs, Colorado, to garden, write, and relish mountain sunsets.
Table of Contents
1. Your Late-Life Divorce Companion
2. How Did I Get Here? The Rhyme and Reason of Late-Life Divorce
3. Getting Guidance—The Professional Side
4. Getting Guidance—The Personal Side
5. Your Divorce Options
6. Marital Property: Steps to a Fair Division
7. The Big-Ticket Items: Your Home, Your Retirement, and Your Family Business
8. More About Assets—And What They’re Worth to You
9. The Bad News: Debts and Taxes
10. The Health Care Puzzle
11. Your Financial Survival
12. Estate Planning and Divorce
13. The End Game: Finishing Up and Moving On
A. Inventory of Assets and Liabilities
B. State Risk Pool Contact Information
C. Assessing Your Living Expenses
What People are Saying About This
"Dealing with Divorce after 50 health conditions, adult children, cheating and hidden assets! How aging affects your decisions." KGO TV - ABC 7 San Francisco, CA -The View from the Bay
" Matrimonial lawyer Green explores the special legal, monetary, and emotional burdens of a marital split that occurs after age 50. She covers how to select and work with an attorney, the choice of legal mechanisms for terminating a marriage, and how to work out a fair division of marital property. The discussion of postdivorce health-care coverage, retirement benefits, and estate planning is thorough and practical, and will enable readers to plan for the changes that may occur in those critical areas. Those looking for evidence that there is life on the other side of a gray divorce will appreciate the chapter of personal survival stories. Appendixes include guidance on inventorying assets and calculating living expenses, as well as a list of state insurance risk pool contacts. VERDICT By focusing on the exceptional concerns of the growing number of aging divorcés divorcées, this book fills a gap on the self-help divorce shelf. Essential for public libraries." Joan Pedzich, Harris Beach PLLC, Rochester, NY, Library Journal
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