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Illinois family lawyerMarriages are full of happy and tragic events. Unfortunately, some of the tragic events cause spouses to question what they really want and whether they are living their life to the fullest. Our divorce lawyers have noticed that these six life events are the ones that often lead to divorce because they distance couples rather than make them stronger:

1. Job Loss

Losing a job and worrying about finances can hinder a marriage. Income loss can change the way a couple spends their time and lives their life. It can also cause one spouse to constantly worry about the unemployed spouse and feel stressed out about being the sole breadwinner.

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Illinois divorce attorney, Illinois family law attorneyTo a child, divorce in any family situation can be upsetting and perhaps even life altering, but how do parents tell the family that grandparents are going their separate ways? 

The term for American mature couples opting to call it quits is referred to gray divorce, while in the United Kingdom, silver separation is the trending terminology. No matter the terminology, divorce is a hard subject to broach not only for the grandchildren but for the adult children of the couple as well.

If you have recently learned that your parents are divorcing and you would like additional information and resources to approach the situation, the following may be of assistance.

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Gray divorce is a term used to describe divorcing couples who are over 50 years old. Although the overall divorce rate has declined, statistics show that the rate for “gray divorce” is up. The reason for this increase rate could vary, but according to at least one woman who told her story to The Wall Street Journal, she and her ex had nothing to talk about anymore.

Like so many couples, they stayed in the marriage for the sake of their children. However, when the last of their children were high school age, she began to make changes. The rise in the divorce rate for empty nesters may be epidemic, according to Psychology Today. More couples are ending their marriage after age 50, and in 2009 over 600,000 people over age 50 divorced.

Interestingly enough, what may cause younger couples to divorce is not what motivates the older generation. Infidelity is a common reason many couples divorce, and although the rate of infidelity is the same for older couples, it is not what leads to a divorce. As people live longer, they are not willing to do so miserably, and that seems to be the cause of the trend in people dissolving years of marriage.

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