Elder Divorce Amongst the Highest in Tampa Bay, Florida
Recent studies and our own experience shows that elder divorce rates in Tampa Bay are increasing. Last year, Florida ranked almost the highest for divorce rates out of 51 states. Interestingly, Florida’s divorce rates have been steadily decreasing yet they have been increasing with those who have reached their “golden years.”
Unlike their younger counterparts who must contend with child custody and child support matters in contested divorces, older couples who are divorcing focus more on the financial aspects of their divorce. Matters that are significant to them are the division of assets and liabilities, property division, alimony and how retirement benefits may be affected. With the new alimony tax laws now in effect, this significantly changes the way divorce attorneys may negotiate the terms of a divorce settlement that will be beneficial to their clients. Other significant matters that may be relevant in elder divorces are any health issues that may be prevalent for one or both of the parties.
Divorcing and Moving on in Your Retirement Years
It’s been said that it is never too late to begin again, and according to some divorce statistics, Florida, specifically Tampa Bay, is a great place to do just that. With nearly perfect weather, and plenty of support for the elder community, starting something new can be exciting and fulfilling. But, it can also be terrifying if one spouse contests the divorce or has been unexpectedly served with a petition for dissolution of marriage. It is common in elder divorcing couples to have one spouse who has relied on the other for financial support. Also common, are spouses who have relied on their husband or wife for transportation or even at home care, particularly when health problems are prevalent. So, although minor children or child support issues may not be a deterrent any longer, there are many other matters that can be just as pressing in divorces involving elder individuals. If you are considering a divorce and need the expertise of an elder divorce attorney in Tampa Bay, Florida, Attorney Sanchez has the compassion and focused legal solutions that can help you successfully move ahead.
Elder Divorce Attorney Tampa Bay, FL
Nilo J Sanchez has been practicing Family Law in Tampa Bay for 30 years. Experienced in representing couples who are over 50 into their golden years, he is focused on providing sound legal representation and solutions to help them transition into a new chapter in their lives. If you are seeking to divorce amicably, Attorney Sanchez is skilled at negotiating marital settlement agreements that will produce the very best outcome for his clients. Should you anticipate a contested divorce and your case ends up going to trial, Attorney Sanchez offers both the skill and longevity as a Florida family law litigator.
Schedule a Consultation with Tampa Bay Elder Divorce Lawyer, Nilo J. Sanchez & Associates
Attorney Sanchez represents divorcing couples in Tampa, Lutz, Dade City, Brandon, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Sun City Center in Hillsborough County. If you need a top-rated elder divorce attorney in Pinellas County or in Pasco County, please contact our office for a consultation.