Located only a 15 minute drive away from the heart of St Petersburg, Florida, is South Pasadena, a community of just under 5000 residents. The City of South Pasadena was incorporated on July 1 1955 and has since welcomed many people to its balmy shores, with residents and visitors being able to take advantage of the semi-tropical climate of the area year-round, and partake in a variety of activities including tennis, golf, boating, or simply taking a stroll through one of the several waterfront parks in the city.
The Rise of the “Gray Divorce”
South Pasadena is largely inhabited by single individuals who are over the age of 65, with the median age being 71 years of age. One common issue that many of those residing in this retirement community are facing are “gray divorces”. The term, coined by two sociologists at Bowling Green State University, refers to the growing number of individuals who are divorcing at the age of 50 or older. In fact, the divorce rate among those over the age of 50 has more than doubled since 1990.
In 1990, 1 in 10 divorcing persons were older than 50
In 2011, 1 in 4 divorcing persons were older than 50
In 2011, close to 1 in 10 divorcing persons is 65 or older
55% of all “gray divorces” are couples in their first marriages and who have been married for more than 20 years
Complications of Late Life Divorce
Older individuals can and do divorce for the same reason as younger couples, whether that be due to financial pressures, infidelity, or life regrets. But later-in-life divorces can have a far more substantial impact on both parties for a variety of reasons, particularly because there is less time for these couples to financially recover. When older couples divorce, there are more likely to be high value assets at stake as well, making matters more complicated.
Your Property: Ideally, you would be the one to keep the family home, especially as older individuals could be eligible for real estate property waivers and exemptions (including reverse mortgages)
Your Social Security: While not divisible due to divorce, depending on your age, certain benefits can be gained by either spouse. Should you have been married for longer than 10 years and are above the age of 62, for example, you can continue to collect retirement benefits from your former spouse’s Social Security record without even reducing their benefits
Your Retirement: This diverse area is often incredibly complex and requires an experienced lawyer to prepare the paperwork
Experienced divorce attorney Gary E. Williams has the knowledge and professionalism necessary to ensure that you are protected in your divorce. Whether you’re 22, 62, or older and are facing a divorce, we invite your call to discuss you particular circumstance toll free at (727) 755-2192.
DIRECTIONS TO OUR CLEARWATER FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS FROM South Pasadena, FL
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
South Pasadena, FL
Total Est. Time: 30 mins
Total Est. Distance: 17.2 mi
- Head north on Pasadena Ave S toward 14th Ave S
- Pasadena Ave S turns left and becomes FL-693 N/66th St N
- Continue to follow FL-693 N
- Use the left 2 lanes to take the ramp onto US-19 N
- Keep left to stay on US-19 N
- Take the exit toward Sunset Point Dr
- Merge onto Frontage Rd
- Keep right to stay on Frontage Rd
- Turn right onto McCormick Dr
- Destination will be on the right
We are located at:
2629 McCormick Drive #Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759