E.N. Banks-Ware Law Firm discusses what should older couples do if they are considering a divorce.

Divorce for Older Couples in Georgia

When older couples begin having marital problems, they often wonder whether divorce is the right decision. Unfortunately, for many couples, despite their best efforts to make things work, divorce is often the only appropriate choice. Late-life divorce is a much more difficult decision to make than most people think. Older married couples often have longer histories together than younger couples, and although many people believe that couples with grown children and secure financial situations have an easier time with the divorce process than their younger counterparts, this isn’t always the case. One thing that does help, however, is the assistance of a Georgia divorce lawyer. So, if you’re seeking a divorce in Georgia as an older individual, please review the information below, and contact a Georgia divorce lawyer as soon as possible for additional guidance. 

Things to consider before divorce

Your finances

Although many people nearing retirement age have their finances in order, they will almost certainly be affected by a divorce. Therefore, if you are considering divorce as an older individual, you should make sure that you have a significant financial cushion before beginning the process.

Your desire for divorce

While this may seem obvious, you should always be absolutely certain that you actually want a divorce before starting the process. Most married couples face relationship challenges. Be sure that divorce is right for you before getting the ball rolling. 

The impact of divorce on your family

Older couples sometimes underestimate the effect that divorce will have on their families, particularly since most older people no longer have dependent children living with them. However, divorce has an impact on all family members, regardless of age, so make sure you consider this before starting the divorce process. 

Whether forgiveness is an option

Some actions are forgivable, while others are not. Assess your situation before filing for divorce to determine whether forgiveness is an option in your situation. 

The guidance of your Georgia divorce attorney

Finally, when considering a divorce, always take your Georgia divorce attorney’s advice into consideration. Your divorce attorney will have answers to many of the questions you may have about the process, and she will be able to point you in the right direction regarding your options.  

Contact a Lithonia divorce attorney today 

If you want a divorce, you need an experienced Georgia divorce lawyer on your side. At the law office of E.N. Banks-Ware, we work to help our clients achieve positive outcomes in their divorce proceedings. Equally adept at managing highly contested divorces or negotiating settlements, our primary concern is protecting your interests and the well-being of your family. In addition, when a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to represent you in court. Therefore, if you are considering a divorce in Lithonia County or elsewhere in Georgia, please contact us today for a free consultation.