Happy New Year: Let’s Get a Divorce

January is known as Divorce Month among lawyers and advisers who deal with it, and gray divorce is a growing area.

An older couple sit tensely on the sofa, facing away from each other and talking on their own smartphones.
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Editor’s note: This article is an introduction to an ongoing series throughout the year focused on helping older adults navigate the financial difficulties of gray divorce. See below for links to the articles in the series.

We begin the new year full of resolutions: to lose weight, stop smoking, maybe learn a new language. Sadly, the new year also brings an increase in divorce filings. In fact, many divorce attorneys have come to refer to January as Divorce Month.

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Andrew Hatherley, CDFA®, CRPC®
Founder, Transcend Retirement, LLC & Wiser Divorce Solutions, LLC

Andrew Hatherley is the founder of Transcend Retirement, LLC and Wiser Divorce Solutions, LLC and the host of The Gray Divorce Podcast. After going through his own mid-life divorce, Andrew decided to help other people avoid the financial and emotional stress so common to the process. He earned the designation Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and is trained in mediation and Collaborative Divorce. He is also a member of the Amicable Divorce Network.