While the U.S. divorce rate may be at a 50-year low, divorce is much more common among those who are 55 and older. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, divorce rates were highest (about 43%) among both sexes, aged 55 to 64.
Is it worth divorcing at 60?
There are many factors that affect a serious decision to divorce after 60. Your financial situation may be the deciding factor. Women tend to be worse off financially five years after divorce. If you are thinking about divorce after 60, you have to decide if staying in the marriage is worth what you would be giving up.
How do you survive a divorce after 50?
How To Survive Divorce After 50The person you are married to is not the same person that you are divorcing. Prioritize your long term financial security above all else. Do not sign the divorce paperwork until 100% of the finances have appropriately divided.More items •Sep 29, 2016
Can you get a divorce at 50?
Twenty years ago, just one in 10 spouses who split was age 50 or older; today, according to Dr. Susan Brown, professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University and co-author of The Gray Divorce Revolution, it is one in four. Divorce rates in the United States are declining—except for people over 50.