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Dealing with divorce as an older adult

Divorce can be tough for married couples regardless of their age, but for some people the divorce process can be especially challenging. For example, those who are much older may have a hard time dealing with various legal, emotional and financial issues related to the end of their marriage. If you are an older adult who is considering the idea of divorce or determined to end a toxic marriage, it is crucial to be aware of the different options on the table and take steps to work toward a better future.

Relocating after a divorce

Those who have recently divorced in Broomfield might find that relocating to another area will help them in moving on with their lives. The desire to put added distance between oneself and their ex-spouse is not outlandish; indeed, according to information shared by the U.S. Census Bureau, of those who relocate in the U.S. every year, 27.4 do so for family-related reasons. Yet moving away after a divorce becomes more complicated if one shares children with an ex-spouse. 

Forgiving your spouse after divorce

Marriages end for many reasons and people are often left with emotional scars following a divorce. Some may be upset with their former partner due to instances of abuse, while others may be bitter about how their ex handled issues during the divorce. People may also have emotional baggage over an affair or some other challenge that led to the breakdown of their marriage. It is understandable to struggle with these feelings, and the divorce process can be very draining and add to the negative emotions that someone experiences. However, some people have benefited from forgiving their ex and moving on.

How to prepare for a divorce

The New Year is a popular time for divorce, and if you and your spouse make the decision to start the process in Colorado you can, and should, start preparing now. Between getting finances in order and preparing emotionally, the more you do ahead of time the easier this already difficult change can be.

The rush to divorce in 2018

Making the decision to get divorced is not generally something people in Colorado do quickly. Working through the process of getting to a final divorce settlement is also not commonly a quick or hurried thing. However, an imminent change to the United States Tax Code might actually be changing that for the near future.

Paying child support after losing a job

Many different challenges may arise for non-custodial parents, from those involving child custody and visitation to problems with a former partner. However, child support issues can be especially complex and they may affect parents in different ways. For example, some parents may be unable to pay child support as a result of financial hardships, while others may purposely withhold payments because they are upset. Sometimes, non-custodial parents simply cannot pay what they owe because of a major change in their lives, such as the loss of a job that they were counting on.

Modifying your spousal support order

Divorce can bring a number of stressors into the lives of those who decide to split up, but these challenges can be mitigated by carefully going over the ins and outs of the situation and knowing which way forward is best. For example, someone who is facing hardships due to losing a job or a health problem may have a hard time paying their spousal support. However, they could be able to have their spousal support order modified, which would help them stay current and avoid penalties. If you are considering this route, it is essential to have a solid understanding of what to expect.

When your ex refuses to pay child support

In a recent blog post, we looked into some of the consequences of unpaid child support as well as some ways that non-custodial parents who find themselves in this position can get caught up on their payments. There are a variety of reasons why some people cannot pay child support, some of which may be out of their control (job loss, etc.). However, they should do all they can to stay caught up, even during these hardships, and they may have different options such as child support modification. Unfortunately, some non-custodial parents do not prioritize staying current on the child support they owe and some simply refuse to pay what they owe.

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