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Navigating The Uniqueness Of Divorce After A Long Marriage

The decision to end a long-term marriage is rarely easy. These complex situations, sometimes referred to as “gray divorce,” present distinct challenges. At Lake Toback DiDomenico, our knowledgeable lawyers understand the emotional and financial intricacies involved and are here to guide you through every step of the process.

Long-term marriages often involve significant shared assets, grown children and a deep intertwining of finances. Retirement accounts, inheritances and complex property divisions require careful consideration. Additionally, spousal support considerations can be particularly nuanced after years of one spouse potentially sacrificing career opportunities for the family.

Special Considerations In Long-Term Divorce

After many years of marriage, separating your married life back into two separate lives can be challenging. Some of the topics you may need to address could include:

  • Division of assets: Decades of accumulating assets necessitate a meticulous approach to dividing marital property, pensions and inheritances. Our experienced attorneys will ensure a fair and equitable division based on Illinois law.
  • Spousal maintenance: In long-term marriages, spousal support becomes even more critical, especially if one spouse stays home or significantly limits their earning potential to raise children. We will advocate for your rights and ensure your financial security is protected.
  • Retirement accounts: Retirement accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s need careful handling during divorce. Our team possesses the knowledge and experience to navigate these complexities.
  • Estate planning: Divorce necessitates revising existing estate plans to reflect the new reality. We can collaborate with estate planning professionals to ensure your wishes are documented accurately.
  • Emotional support: Divorce after many years together can be emotionally taxing. We understand the emotional toll and can provide guidance and support throughout the process.

Our experienced attorneys know the difficulties of divorce after a long-term marriage. We can help you determine the next steps that support you and your goals.

Protect Your Future

Long-term divorce requires a skilled and experienced legal team. Our attorneys at Lake Toback DiDomenico in Chicago will provide the strategic guidance and unwavering support you need during this challenging time. Contact us today at 312-288-8985 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. Let us help you navigate this transition with knowledge, compassion and a focus on securing a positive outcome.