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Over 65 end to marriage options

Over 65 end to marriage options have to be considered with care according to Cheshire family solicitors Stonehewer Moss as it is an age of competing demands responsibilities and opportunities these days and in the current economic climate. Although divorce rates overall have fallen about a quarter over the past 10 years or so, the trend is not followed among those over 65. In fact, the Office of National Statistics published data recently showing a 38% increase in divorce by women aged over 65 years. Stonehewer Moss solicitors senior divorce lawyer warns that the ease with modern technology to obtain a divorce without legal representation may have unintended consequences. A divorce has serious tax  and pension effects you should seek advice upon before the divorce itself, because there are alternatives to divorce itself. Over 65 end to marriage options includes living apart on terms agreed through principled negotiation.

A married couple with children currently have individual inheritance tax allowances of £325,000 and can pass their estate between each other to permit a tax free estate for your children of double that of a divorced single person. You can add to this with the new family home allowance. Pension entitlements on death can be addressed in divorce but two into one does not easily increase wealth within a family. While your happiness and health are paramount after long marriages, commitments to your family are inextricably bound up in your marital status and care needs to be exercised so that you do not create a situation you did not intend. What is the option? After many years of marriage, it is to be hoped you are able to negotiate a civilised separation that maximises benefits to all concerned. A family solicitor can help to negotiate and advise through the process; ideally you agree arrangements before the solicitor weighs in, seek advice on the effect of your plan and then the solicitor drafts the agreement to bring about the plans benefits to best advantage for your family. Sometimes the solicitor has collaborative law qualification and can sit in with your spouse and his lawyer in meetings intended to support and advise both of you to reach an agreement meeting the needs of your family. The agreement may include divorce so that you can re-marry but sometimes today the sound of bells is best not imagined at the altar but may be solemn alarm bell of the tax man or some other toll. For thee, Stonehewer Moss offer no obligation first meetings to get a better idea of legal options if your family and lifestyle is changing with age or experience. Over 65 end to marriage options include good deeds at Stonehewer Moss.

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