The overall rate of divorce has reportedly been on a decline in Minnesota and throughout the nation. There’s an exception, however. If the year you were born is between 1946 and 1964 (i.e. the baby boomer generation) not only are you at great risk for divorce, but the rate of divorce among your age group has more than doubled in the past 20 years.
People now commonly refer to filing for divorce later in life as “gray divorce.” The actual process for petitioning the court and choosing an option to achieve a settlement follows the same path as it would had you navigated the system at a younger age. However, a late-life divorce may have several implications that couples who are younger might not experience, so it’s helpful to talk to someone before you head to court.