Graying Divorce

February 25th, 2014

Divorce is not first and foremost about reimbursements, support, or community v. separate property.  It is about people.  All kinds of people.  National Public Radio reminded listeners yesterday that that includes Baby Boomers.

The story notes:

“For baby boomers, divorce has almost become, like marriage, another rite of passage. The post-World War II generation is setting new records for divorce: Americans over 50 are twice as likely to get divorced as people of that age were 20 years ago.

But just because it’s more common, doesn’t mean it’s not still painful.”

The full NPR story can be read or listened to here.