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What Is Gray Divorce?

When a couple who has been married for decades decides to divorce, they may not even know where to start. The first step is making the decision to go your separate ways. But now what?

That is where we come in. Our legal team at Haugen Law Group, PLLC, is highly skilled at handling any type of divorce cases. Based in Excelsior, our attorneys are here to help you confidently move forward knowing your needs are being addressed.

What Does “Gray Divorce” Mean?

Gray divorce is a newer term that refers to the specific demographic that is divorcing, specifically older individuals who have been in long-term marriages.

Are The Issues Involved In A Gray Divorce Different?

In some ways, yes. In some ways, no.

  • Aging or elderly couples who divorce may have amassed numerous assets throughout their many years of marriage, as opposed to couples who have been married only a few years. This can make the property division process more complex but not necessarily any different.
  • Spousal maintenance can be an issue if the parties are not retired, and dividing retirement benefits and assets often can become complicated.
  • Gray divorces are often more emotional, whether adult children are involved or not, and need to be treated with the sensitivity and respect that all involved deserve.

Your Trusted Minnesota Counsel During This Difficult Time

Our lawyers and staff at Haugen Law Group strive to provide trustworthy, caring counsel through what can be one of the most difficult times of your life. We are dedicated to helping you obtain the best possible results, whether through negotiation, an alternative dispute resolution process or at trial.

Send us an email, or call us locally at 952-479-8132 or toll-free at 800-684-1293. We offer a free 30-minute, no-obligation consultation to new clients.