Navigating The Uncharted Waters Of Gray Divorce In Florida
Life’s golden years are often thought of as a time for relaxation and enjoyment, but for an increasing number of Florida residents, it also includes an unexpected journey: gray divorce. Divorce is never easy, and when it comes in the later stages of life, it can present unique challenges.
I’m Mark E. Sawicki, a divorce attorney in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. I understand the emotional and legal landscapes of “gray divorce” – that is, divorce among those nearing or in retirement. I’m committed to helping you through this difficult time with compassion and dedication. You can count on me to ensure that your rights and interests are protected every step of the way.
Unique Considerations In Gray Divorce
Gray divorce differs from other divorces in several significant ways. Here are a few key considerations:
- Finances: You have likely worked for decades to build your wealth. Divorce can throw a wrench into all your financial plans. My goal is to help ensure your financial security for the rest of your life.
- Property division: You may have significant assets such as a home or condominium, vacation property, boats, vehicles and other valuable property. I can help you address the many facets of property division.
- Retirement accounts: The division of retirement assets can be complicated, as these funds were likely intended to support one household, not two. A qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) is typically necessary to split the accounts.
- Alimony: In a gray divorce, alimony (spousal support) may become a contested issue, especially if one spouse has been out of the workforce for a significant period. There are many legal nuances to alimony in Florida, and I’m very familiar with them.
- Estate planning: Modifications to wills, trusts and beneficiary designations are something to consider with every divorce.
- Health care: Medicare, private health insurance and long-term care should all be addressed.
As a divorce lawyer with more than a decade of experience, I can guide you through these considerations, helping you make informed decisions that protect your financial well-being and lifestyle for a long time to come.
Don’t Walk The Path Of Gray Divorce Alone
The path through gray divorce can be complex, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. Take the first step towards securing your future by reaching out to me at Mark E. Sawicki, P.A. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges of gray divorce, I’m ready to stand by your side, providing the legal guidance and support you need. Call 954-928-9331 or reach out online for a free consultation.