Divorce happens to couples of all ages. While many couples divorce in their 20s, 30s and 40s, the rate of people divorcing after age 50 is higher than ever. The Pew Research Center states that the divorce rate has doubled for American adults ages 50 and over.
Your goal for your divorce was to make the process as painless and stress-free as possible, not only for the sake of your children, but for your own peace of mind. Knowing that you and your former spouse will have years of co-parenting to endure, you wanted to keep your relationship as civil as you could, especially when it came to making custody plans.
When you make the decision to divorce your spouse, part of you may look forward to saying goodbye to your spouse and moving on with your life. However, the other part may understandably worry about how your marital breakup will affect your children.