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    Divorce isn’t easy for anyone, not even celebrities since their unions are under a microscope big enough for the entire world to see. The latest casualty in celebrity relationships is the demise of the marriage of actors Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. The couple is...
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    For generations, the marital bed has been part of our culture. Couples sleep in the same space, no matter what. While many pairs long ago realized the necessity of sleeping apart, this choice has become a trend among the sleep-deprived and snore-smothered. This so-called sleep...
    August 15, 2023
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    Close to 38 million adults live alone in the United States, according to Census data. Within this group, the number of older Americans living alone is also on the rise, with nearly 16 million over age 65 living alone in 2022. Baby Boomers are aging and society has developed a major shift where marriage is concerned, leading to more gray divorce.

    Not Just Celebrity Gray Divorce

    Research conducted by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University coined the term “gray divorce” about a decade ago. Then, divorce among Boomers was a rarity, now it’s become a phenomenon, common and expected. Researchers state that over a third of those getting divorced now are over age 50.

    There are many celebrity divorces in this age bracket, though gray divorce is not only a celeb happening:

    • Al Gore and Tipper Gore
    • Justin Trudeau and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
    • Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
    • Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower

    Though divorce rates for the population overall are on the decline, many older adults are choosing to end their unions and move into a new phase of life. The divorce rate is still rising for adults over the age of 65, according to the NIH’s National Library of Medicine.

    No Fault Gray Divorce

    All Michigan splits are considered no-fault divorces, often very accurate in gray divorces. Couples have raised their children, lived out their career, and grown apart. Time and exhaustion are often at fault and couples are more than ready to start over. Alone.

    Though plenty of people would rather be with someone than no one, there are just as many who would rather be alone than with a person they no longer love, care for, respect, or enjoy. Cultural shifts in the last several years, especially politically, have led to a sharp increase in mature couples initiating divorces.

    When you look at the life ahead of you and behind you, some people simply feel they don’t have the time to spare with someone they no longer know or even like, let alone love. A new term for this demographic is “silver splitters” – people who are starting fresh, grasping the silver lining, no matter what age they are.

    Challenges Faced During Gray Divorce

    No divorce is easy or simple, no matter how much a couple knows they should no longer be together. Challenges can include:

    • Finances: Splitting a marriage into two creates a challenging financial transition. Not having savings or a full-time career later in life can make divorce even more challenging and many people experience a significant drop in their standard of living.
    • Attitudes: Even though people have changing attitudes toward marriage as an institution and divorce no longer has the stigma it once did, couples who split often must remind themselves the choice they made to end their marriage was a healthy one and not for anyone else to judge.
    • Loneliness: There are significant health consequences tied to social isolation and loneliness, something compounded in later years, especially after a gray divorce.

    Have you reached a point in life where you are considering a gray divorce? Work with the experienced divorce lawyers at Femminineo Attorneys in Macomb. Schedule a consultation today.


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    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.


    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

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    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Michigan Divorce Help cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.


    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.


    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.


    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.


    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

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    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service.

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    At Michigan Divorce Help, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

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