Navigating “Gray Divorce” Issues

As baby boomers age into retirement, many are finding they are no longer happy in their marriages, leading to a phenomenon known in some circles as “gray divorce.”

If you or your spouse is seeking a divorce after age 50 in Tennessee and you have concerns about how this process impacts you, the attorneys at Zettersten & Hammond are here to provide you with experienced advice and advocacy.

We represent clients from all walks of life, at all stages of life, and can help you navigate some of the complexities that arise in a gray divorce.

Dividing A Lifetime Of Assets

Tennessee governs property division by a concept known as equitable distribution, meaning both parties are to divide assets and wealth acquired during marriage in a fair and equitable manner upon divorce. For retirees and empty nesters seeking divorce, this creates complications if they have accrued significant assets during a long marriage, including:

  • A family home
  • A vacation home
  • 401(k)s, IRAs, pensions and other retirement assets
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Vehicles
  • Pets
  • Social Security benefits

We provide strong representation to clients in property division proceedings. In some cases, especially in a gray divorce, one spouse may have been the primary breadwinner while the other contributed to the marital estate as a homemaker or in other ways. We take special consideration when establishing divorce decrees that adequately protect our clients’ interests.

Discuss Your Legal Needs With An Experienced Tennessee Divorce Lawyer

To schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney who understands the complexities of gray divorce, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 615-896-5720. Appointments are available in Brentwood and Murfreesboro.