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Pursuing a strong financial future after a gray divorce

Going through a divorce is never easy, particularly for two people who are older and nearing retirement age. Gray divorce, a divorce involving parties who are age 50 and up, is financially complex and can significantly impact a person's plans for his or her golden years. It's especially important for a person to think about the implications of his or her choices during this process.

If you are older and considering divorce, you may want to think about ways you can intentionally pursue a strong future. This may mean setting aside how you feel in the moment and focusing on what makes the most sense long term. Gray divorce is on the rise, and you may find it helpful to start learning about ways you can protect yourself during this time.

Divorce can definitely have an impact on a back-to-school season

Like those in other states, kids in Virginia recently returned to their classrooms as summer break came to a close. The back-to-school season is often hectic, especially for students entering new schools. It can also be especially challenging for students whose parents filed for divorce over summer. Building a strong support system ahead of time provides a safety net of resources that a concerned parent can tap into if a problem arises.

Becoming co-parents means learning to work together to keep the children's best interests in mind. Even parents who are willing to cooperate and compromise for the sake of their kids might run into certain legal issues during a new school year that they perhaps did not anticipate. For instance, if a child's mode of transportation or bus route needs to change because of a divorce, it is critical that a parent get in touch with the school district and/or the child's teacher to discuss the matter ahead of time.

How can we make co-parenting work?

Filing for divorce can leave spouses facing many worries. What will their financial future look like? Where will they live? 

However, one of the most common anxieties that divorcing spouses face is how they will manage to co-parent after everything in the divorce is said and done. With the emotional history between two divorced parents, this is an understandable worry. 

3 reasons to mediate your divorce

Many of us assume a divorce will be a knock-down, drag-out process. We think of courts, legal fees, and bad blood. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Mediating a divorce offers a solution that puts your goals at the forefront and helps to preserve the dignity of everyone involved.

If the following three things are important to you, mediation might be the way to go.

Five things to consider when filing for divorce

So, you and your partner have decided to split. Filing for divorce can be a very scary and emotional time. It may feel like your whole life is changing. There are many things to think about. Here is a short list of five key things to consider.

1. This is an emotional time. Filing for divorce is difficult for everyone involved. Not only are you losing your spouse, but you may be losing other family or friends too. A divorce is especially hard on children. Your child may act out, try to constructively communicate with them. Seek help if you or your children’s emotions seem to be spiraling out of control.

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