Those who move forward with a divorce may be dealing with any number of issues in their personal lives, from problems with their in-laws to financial hardships and emotional hurdles. It is important to pay close attention to the unique circumstances you are facing and be aware of any details that could impact your divorce (as well as your life afterward). For example, perhaps you or your spouse recently retired or plan to retire in the near future. If so, it is essential to be aware of the different ways in which this could affect your life and your divorce.
Many people look forward to retirement, while others may dread no longer spending their days on the job. Moreover, some people may find that their life and their outlook on life has changed once they stop working. For example, someone may no longer wish to stay married to their spouse after they retire, and a couple may find that they are incompatible. Or, someone may want a fresh start in life because their perspectives have changed since they are no longer working.
Retirement can also bring on significant financial changes, and this is very important to take into consideration. There are a variety of financial matters that have to be considered during the divorce process, such as property division, child support and alimony. Whether you have recently retired, or you plan to retire soon, it is important to be aware of how retirement could impact your divorce and any family law matters that need closer review.