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'Gray divorce' - getting divorced later in life - is on the rise. Here's how an attorney says you should handle separation when you're older.

"Gray divorce," also known as "silver splitter" or "diamond divorce," refers to the increasing trend of late-in-life divorces. Kupicoo/Getty Images Nicole Sodoma is the founder of a family and separation law firm in Charlotte, North Carolina. She says 'gray divorce' may be caused by factors like longer life expectancy and financial independence. Older couples should consider division of retirement benefits and marital estates in the separation process. See more stories on Insider...
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Navigating The 3 Stages Of Divorce After 50

So, a funny thing happened on the way to a lifetime of marital bliss: I got divorced. At 54 years of age, after 27 years of marriage. Interested in what I was going through, I did some research (okay, I read an article), and discovered it actually has a name: Gray Divorce. I also discovered that Gray Divorce is booming. While divorce in all other demographics is decreasing, over-50 splits have doubled in the last 20 years, with one-quarter of all U.S. divorces involving people over 50. Who ...
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