Massachusetts Property Division Attorneys for Seniors
If you are over 60 and are thinking about divorce, or if your spouse has informed you that he or she wants a divorce, your first step should be to find experienced and skilled legal representation. It is important to protect yourself and the property you have accumulated over many years or decades of marriage. There can be many complications in the divorces of older clients — especially if they had the chance to own a home, build retirement savings and have an investment portfolio.
At the Woburn and Norwood offices of Massachusetts Family Law Group, our attorneys assist seniors with divorce. Divorce in this age group is seldom complicated by concerns over custody and child support. Rather, the contentious issues are quite often matters related to marital assets, tax implications of divorce, retirement accounts and pensions, and insurance policies. With more than more than 100 years of combined experience, our lawyers are skilled at identifying the economic and financial matters that should be front and center in any senior divorce.
Questions Unique to Senior Divorce
Issues arising from senior divorce include:
- Where do you get health insurance? If you are over 65, you are probably eligible for Medicare. However, if you are 61 and your spouse provided the health insurance, you need to determine how you will continue health coverage.
- How is divorce going to affect your relationships with your adult children? Everyone knows that it is traumatic for young children. However, they may be more flexible and able to bounce back than adult children who may be shocked and devastated by their parents' divorce.
- Will I get my spouse's Social Security? If you were married for ten years and do not remarry, you are eligible to receive one half of your spouse's Social Security.
- Are there any advantages to waiting to divorce? The short answer is that it depends on how long you have been married and your age. Your Social Security benefit could be increased by waiting, but this depends on the specific circumstances of your situation.
The Home-Court Advantage
Our attorneys advise and counsel seniors on these and many other matters arising from divorce. Because we appear almost daily in the Probate and Family Courts in Eastern Massachusetts almost every day, we know the policies, procedures and preferences of the judges in each court and can anticipate how each might respond to a particular issue. In short, we give our clients a home court advantage.
Our Lawyers Level the Playing Field for Clients
Over a thousand people call our firm every month because of our dedication to leveling the playing field for our clients in family law cases. Don't face this process alone. You always have a partner you can count on with Massachusetts Family Law Group. We offer concrete, practical advice and resources to help you achieve the best possible results, whatever your age.
For more information, call a Boston senior citizen divorce attorney at (800) 763-1030. Or, send an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation. Our clients come to us from around the Boston region, including communities such as Chelmsford, Essex, Dedham, Lawrence and Medford. Among them are numerous people who found that their needs were not being met by their current attorneys. You can fire your lawyer and start again — it happens all the time.