Couples who have been married for many years face new challenges in life
decides he or she doesn’t want to spend their remaining years that way.
Sometimes good marriages change or a difficult marriage gets more difficult
as age and health bring personality changes that are hard to handle 24 hours
a day or that give rise to safety concerns. Sometimes the problems are
exacerbated by alcohol abuse, depression, or other physical or mental health
problems including Alzheimers, dementia, or other illnesses that can affect
mental acuity or personality.
insurance, social security, or retirement benefits. Spousal support can be an
issue. Guardianship may be appropriate in some cases. Adult children from
this marriage or from a prior marriage may complicate matters or may be an
excellent resource. Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advanced medical
directives are important parts of the equation. Instead of just worrying about
these things, consult with an experienced family law attorney to help you.