There are many different reasons why spouses may begin to contemplate divorce, and some of them may have to do with the stage of life that the couple is in.
For instance, baby boomers are currently experiencing a rising divorce rate. This is the only age group that is experiencing this particular trend, at present. Older couples who are splitting up are going to have different financial concerns than younger couples, so their divorce process is going to look much different. But the reasons that these couples may choose to file for divorce in the first place may be just as different as the solutions that they seek during divorce negotiations.
Getting married too young
One thing to consider is that there are links between the age at which someone gets married and their odds of getting divorced. The ideal age, according to some sources, is 32. Those who get married before they are 32 years old may feel like they have made a mistake. Young couples sometimes feel the relationship change simply as they get to know each other better, and they may also face financial issues that would not necessarily be as common for older couples who have amassed more significant assets.
On the other hand, these older couples may have already had children who have moved out of the house. Empty nest syndrome can sometimes lead to divorce because parents have to find out how to relate to each other differently when there are no longer kids in the house with them. They may also find out that they’ve drifted apart since they were younger.
No matter what, it’s very important for couples who are splitting up to carefully consider the stage in life that they are in and what goals they have for their divorce. They can then begin working toward those goals and exploring all of their legal options in order to achieve them efficiently and effectively.