Baby boomers are moving into their “senior” stage of life, and as they enter into this new age group more and more of these families are dissolving through divorce. Studies show that baby boomers are more opposed to aging than the generation before them. Between dieting, plastic surgery, exercise, and other “age preserving” methods, they are trying to prolong their youth and their health.
As well, many of these baby boomers are getting a fresh new lease on life by divorcing their long-time spouses in their older years. According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, the divorce rate among people over the age of 50 has doubled in recent years. In other age groups, the divorce rate has been steadily declining. Researchers believe that this is partially because more and more couples are choosing to divorce once the kids are grown and out of the house.
Many times, baby boomers figure that once their children are adults this will cut out a lot of complicated arguments about child custody and child support. Therefore, they choose to stick it out in a difficult marriage until that time. As well, baby boomers are typically in a better financial position than younger married couples. Divorces can be costly, so these young couples may need to save up before they are able to take legal action. Because baby boomers normally have a reliable income, it is easier for them to obtain the lawyers that they need in order to get the divorce that they want.
Another reason that baby boomers tend to divorce without a second thought is because most of them have simply grown apart from their spouses. This means that the emotional difficulties of divorce are minimized. If you are a baby boomer who is looking for a Los Angeles divorce lawyer, then Claery & Green are here to help. Contact an attorney today to get more information about divorce in Los Angeles and to get the representation that you need to get started.