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Empty Nest? Coping After The Kids Are Gone

surviving the empty nest When the last child leaves the house, it’s common for parents to feel grief that perhaps the most meaningful phase of their lives – child-rearing – is over. For some, that grief shifts to excitement as people realize they are now free to pursue interests and activities they never had time for. For others, the Empty Nest is a time when spouses look at each other and wonder: Who are you? And why are we together? Read more

Baby Boomer Women More Likely to Initiate a Gray Divorce

When it comes to the topic of gray divorce, the growing trend of divorce among couples in the Baby Boom generation, we are now finding out even more information about why seniors entering their “golden years” are deciding to end their marriages — and exactly who it is filing the divorce papers. Read more

Divorce Trends In 2013

What does divorce in the 21st century look like? Check out this infographic showing recent divorce statistics and the topic six divorce trends of 2013. It really puts things in perspective! Read more

Study: Divorce Rates Now Doubled For Older Couples

A few months back, our own Bari Weinberger appeared on CBS-2 to discuss the growing trend of “gray divorce” among the Baby Boom generation. Now, thanks to a new study from researchers at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, we now have hard statistics to back up just how many adults over 50 divorced in recent years. In short, it’s probably a lot more than anyone could have guessed. Read more

Collecting on Your Former Spouse’s Social Security

Nearing retirement age? If you were married for at least 10 years before getting a divorce, you may be entitled to a portion of your former spouse’s social security benefits. Read more

CBS 2: Growing Trend of Baby Boomers Divorcing After Many Years Of Marriage

In a growing trend, more and more baby boomers are divorcing after years of marriage. As CBS 2 New York reports, the spike in the number of so-called “gray divorces” is backed up by some very stark statistics. Since 1990, the divorce rate has doubled to 1 in 4 in couples where both partners are over 50. And after age 40, it’s often the wife who wants the the divorce. Read more