The Hon. Glenn Berman (Ret.), Of Counsel to the firm’s Litigation Department, will be a speaker at the live webcast “Divorce after 50: Shades of Gray,” to be presented by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education as a live webcast on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00am – 12:35pm.
Recent studies by the Pew Center for Research indicate that the divorce rate for Americans over 50 has doubled since 1990. For every 1,000 married persons, ten will divorce - and the divorce rate is double for those in subsequent marriages (among those divorcing, 34% were married 20-29 years and 12% had been married 40 or more years). Reasons for these divorces include lifestyle changes, growing apart, empty nest syndrome, aging and the ailments associated with it, self-improvement (i.e. losing weight), and a wish to correct past mistakes or regrets.
Becoming untethered from a marriage later in life may be welcomed by some, but splitting with a spouse in later years unmoors many, and can lead to different and more complex legal issues than younger couples. Recreating a new life after living with one person for so many years is particularly challenging and fraught with legal, financial, health, and emotional consequences.
This webcast will explore the following issues:
- Alimony, Retirement and Modifications
- Power of attorney and end of life decision powers
- Equitable Distribution of Assets and Liabilities/Financial
- Division of Retirement Assets/QDROs
- Division of the Martial Home(s)
- Health Insurance and Medicare
- Social Security and Disability Law Concerns
- Homemakers Returning to the Workforce
Judge Berman focuses his practice on mediation, arbitration, and discovery management of complex family, commercial, estate/probate, real estate and general equity matters. His practice area also encompasses special master services, settlement conferences and law enforcement investigations.
Additional details at: Divorce after 50: Shades of Gray