Divorce was once thought of as an issue for young couples and not a problem that would necessarily plague older generations. That old belief is no longer a reality with so-called gray divorces seeing a sharp uptick in recent years. However, when divorce comes later in life, there are unique and specialized concerns that might be an issue in completing the process.
Becoming a full time caregiver is no small sacrifice. Caring for elderly parents or young children requires a significant input of both time and emotional well being, and most people who take on this role put their careers on hold. Although this is no doubt a noble sacrifice to make, it can quickly complicate matters in the event of a divorce.
For the most part, same-sex marriages mirror most aspects of the unions of their heterosexual counterparts. Still, with the legalization of same-sex marriage still a relatively new aspect of family law, many gay couples must deal with exceptionally difficult issues during divorce proceedings. Child custody in particular can be especially complex.
Aside from ordering the flowers and planning the reception, creating a careful and competent prenuptial agreement is an important part of planning for a wedding. Of course, there are some who fail to see the protections afforded by a prenuptial agreement. Ohers who simply assume that those protections will never be necessary, and these preparations largely fall by the wayside. However, the only constant in life just might be change, making establishing protections in the event of a possible divorce and subsequent property division helpful, if not necessary.