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Detail-Oriented Orange County Gray Divorce Lawyers

Last updated on July 9, 2024



Even long-standing marriages can fall apart, but the concerns of older divorcing couples are different than the concerns of couples in their 20s or 30s.

At Maggio Law Orange County Divorce Attorneys, we have over 50 years of combined experience providing client-focused legal guidance on family law issues. Our team understands the confusing web of emotions that divorce brings, and we remain professional and straightforward, compassionately guiding you through the process.

For help from experienced Orange County gray divorce attorneys, contact Maggio Law Orange County Divorce Attorneys in Irvine at 949-227-3001.

What Is Gray Divorce?

When older couples aged 50 and older decide to end their marriages, it is known as a gray divorce. Characteristics may include:

  • Longer marriage duration, often 20-plus years
  • Complex financial situations
  • Health care and insurance concerns
  • Complicated property division issues
  • Bigger support considerations

You need the guidance and support of a reliable lawyer to steer you through the gray process.

What Are Common Reasons For Gray Divorce?

Some of the common reasons for a gray divorce may include:

  • Growing apart over the years
  • Desire for a fresh start or a new lifestyle
  • Financial disagreements
  • Infidelity
  • Retirement and differing expectations
  • Lack of communication
  • Health issues or caregiver stress
  • Empty nest syndrome

The divorce rate among older couples and retirees has risen dramatically in recent years, but a gray divorce lawyer understands the family law issues involved.

Will You Lose Your Health Care Benefits In A Late-In-Life Divorce?

If you have insurance through your spouse, your coverage will end when your divorce is final. However, options like COBRA, private insurance plans or government programs such as Medicare can be a substitute.

Does Spousal Support End With Retirement?

In California, spousal support does not automatically end upon retirement. While you are not required to continue working to pay alimony once you reach retirement age, you must petition the court to modify or terminate your spousal support obligations. Failure to do so could result in a contempt of court charge.

Get In Touch Today To Schedule A Consultation

Call Maggio Law at 949-227-3001 or send us an email to schedule your consultation with an experienced attorney. That is the best possible way to protect your interests in a gray divorce.