Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Prenups in Late-In-Life Marriages

From MarketWatch:

More older couples are getting divorced in their middle years or even after reaching 65 years of age. A Pew Research study shows that although the overall divorce rates have been declining, the frequency of divorces among people 50 has more than doubled. Among the 65-and-older set, the divorce rate has tripled. Some of these divorces are among people whose marriages lasted 30 or even 40 years.

The new term for a later-in-life divorce is a “gray divorce”. And many of these newly divorced people are getting married again. They are concerned about their retirement, and what happens if they get divorced again.

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