Helping Families Navigate Late-Life Divorce

Over the last decade, it has become increasingly common for established couples to file for divorce. Divorcing when you are in your 50s or beyond, referred to as "gray divorce," demands different considerations than the divorce of a younger couple. When you and your spouse have been together for many years, you usually have more significant marital assets to divide and are concerned about your ability to retire and support yourself without the other.

EGJ Family Law has guided many South Carolina couples through late-life divorces. Our attorneys have over 35 years of combined experience to anticipate and resolve case concerns to your benefit. Call our Mount Pleasant office at 843-352-4530 to discuss your case with our compassionate divorce lawyers.

Addressing Issues Unique to Late-Life Divorce

Unlike younger married couples who are typically anxious about child custody and support issues, established couples face a different set of challenges. Our older divorce clients typically require counsel on matters such as:

  • Determining alimony for individuals who have been retired or are going to be retired
  • Valuing and protecting your family's small business
  • Dividing retirement accounts and significant assets
  • Promoting long-term financial stability

Attorney Emily G. Johnston earned an MBA degree in addition to her J.D. She understands the intricate financial considerations involved during your divorce and how to arrange a settlement that protects your long-term financial well-being. Additionally, our firm regularly partners with skilled forensic accountants to accurately value assets such as small businesses, complex investments and retirement accounts.

Strategically Protecting Your Financial Health

You and your ex-spouse were planning your retirement with the goal of growing old together. Now that your future has shifted, you may be concerned about being financially stable on your own. Our accomplished attorneys can help you pursue short- or long-term alimony payments to protect your lifestyle and can support your best interests throughout asset division.

While our firm resolves many divorce cases through family court mediation, our accomplished trial attorneys confidently represent your interests in family court if necessary. We can serve as a strong legal advocate and guide you through this overwhelming process toward a better future.

Contact Us for Knowledgeable Divorce Counsel

EGJ Family Law is dedicated to divorce and family law. We have the in-depth knowledge to guide you through some of your family's toughest times. Call 843-352-4530 to discuss your case with our caring legal team. You may also contact our firm online.