There are currently more than 130,000 same-sex couples in the U.S. and that number is steadily rising as more states legalize same-sex marriage. The differences between state and federal laws mean that these couples may have a difficult time filing tax returns each year.
Divorce can be expensive, especially if you have property and children, and your spouse does not agree to settle things amicably. Even if you do come to an agreement, you should always retain an attorney to look over the settlement agreement to ensure that your rights are protected within the terms of the settlement agreement.
Even though the divorce rate in the United States has leveled, the rate of divorce among baby boomers has increased over the last two decades. According to a study conducted by Bowling States University, the divorce rate among people age 50 and older has doubled in 20 years. Today, one out of four people age 50 and older are divorced, and in 1990 less than one in 10 people who were age 50 and older were divorced.