Age Gaps and Divorce

Legal separation allows a couple to remain married, maintaining the financial advantages of marriage while being able to live separate lives. An absolute divorce completely dissolves the marriage. If the couple reconciles, the court can set aside the judgment of legal separation and revoke any orders in place relating to maintenance, child support, and custody.

There are several reasons why a marriage may come to an end. Despite the efforts of the couple to settle their differences and work their issues, sometimes the only option left to them is to go on separate ways. While love is the foundation of every relationship, there are other factors that may bring spouses apart. One of the most common questions concerning divorce is whether or not a large age gap between the husband and wife can doom the marriage to an end.

The answer to this question is relative depending on the level of intimacy and openness that the spouses have for each other. Some couples do not see an age gap as a problem. However, there are cases where the difference in age of the husband and wife can give rise to some complications in the marriage. If one party is way older than the other, he or she may have a tendency to be overly authoritative to the point of treating the other spouse merely as a subordinate. Another example is when one of the parties become controlling by simply knowing that he or she is superior in age than the other.

Do you find yourself in a similar situation? If yes, then maybe now is the right time that you visit a good divorce lawyer. When you see that your marriage is already on the rocks because of an age gap, make a decision to either get a divorce or try marriage counseling. Should you choose the first option, make sure that you hire the best attorney available in the legal community. The said attorney will assist you in every legal step that you take. The primary reason why you need to get the best divorce lawyer is to ensure that all your rights and interests will be protected as the divorce proceeding is pending in court.

Do not let the other spouse control your emotions during divorce. Avoid allowing him or her to persuade you in doing something that is prejudicial on your part. You may still communicate with him or her but for all negotiations or settlements, the same must be made with your lawyer. As to issues on child custody, child support and alimony, you can include these in your main action for divorce. You also have an option to file separate claims. Be prepared to present all the necessary evidence that the court may require you to present.


References: Why Marry Someone Your own Age


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