Mid-Life Crises Are Commonly Seen in Gray Divorces

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When gray divorces occur, we often discover there’s “a lot of water under the bridge.” One of those “waters” could be one or more of the couple is experiencing a mid-life crisis.

A mid-life crisis can occur in marriages for many reasons. Couples may:

  • Drift emotionally apart since the children have come of age
  • Feel that they didn’t marry their true love and want more than their marriage is offering
  • Reflect on their past goals and dreams, and want to accomplish more than their marital relationship allows
  • Experience a deep state of unhappiness and hopelessness
  • Cheat on each other to get that rush of adrenaline their marriage once experienced
  • Desire a second chance in life because their needs were never met
  • Feel that the financial strains of the marital years have finally taken a toll and they want out

While there are many reasons a mid-life crisis can occur, it’s important for you to know, without a doubt, that a divorce is the best path forward for your family.

If you have decided that divorce is the only way forward, choosing the collaborative divorce process is a way for your family to stay intact and not get torn apart, as commonly seen in a litigated court divorce.

In a  collaborative divorce process, couples will have access attorneys, mediators, financial neutrals, mental health professionals, divorce coaches and child specialists. This team of professionals will work together with the both of you to find a respectful and more peaceful resolution to dissolving your marriage.

Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association will work to help facilitate a non-adversarial, non-litigated agreement that both of you agree upon without appearing in court.

Call us today if you would like to learn more about how our members at the Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association can help you and your family through the collaborative divorce process.

Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.


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