Senior Divorces Soaring – Financial Safeguards Needed

For many reasons, people are divorcing later in life.  Maybe it’s a baby boomer thing.  Maybe it’s a rising awareness that change is an option at any age.  Maybe it’s that independence is more manageable and achievable than it has been.  Regardless, it’s important to consider a variety of things in the process of establishing separate living arrangements.  People need to account for not only what they’ve accumulated, but what their needs and resources will be going forward.

Below is an article that offers some issues worth thinking about, and I hope it’s helpful to you or someone you know who may be facing or considering a separation or divorce.  Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or wish to discuss things.

Financial Safeguards Needed as Senior Divorces Soar

About Maria Hanna Joseph

Maria Hanna Joseph is Principal of Joseph Mediation. Her 25 years of experience in employment law, include 16+ of work and mediating for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination which through which she has gained valuable insight into the MCAD, its practices and decision making. This, as well as her experience in plaintiff and defense litigation, with private and public sector clients, international and local business concerns, and in issues from harassment and discrimination, to noncompetition agreements, business operation, transgender workplace matters, retaliation and many others, lend her valuable perspective for understanding and mediating an array of legal and personal issues. In terms of volume, Maria has served more than 2,000 cases. Maria's practice has been honed with study of mediation at Harvard Law School's Program of Instruction for Lawyers, negotiation at Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation, and in the disciplines of Transformative Mediation and Family/Domestic Mediation, which are significant assets in managing the personal nature of employment disputes, and conflict in general. Attorneys and parties know Maria as candid, pragmatic and persevering in her commitment to help them achieve meaningful settlements while keeping sight of their most important interests. The insight and creativity afforded by her experience and training are realized in the resolutions that manifest. These qualities, along with her demeanor and the trust she engenders, have earned Maria a reputation for being able to manage highly tense and fraught situations and individuals, and settle a wide variety of disputes and tough cases.
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