Divorce After 50 Can Present Unique Challenges


Most divorces are going to be emotionally taxing on one level or another, and in many cases, there will be significant financial ramifications. When there are minor children involved, another layer of complexity will exist. This being stated, though there may not be any child custody or support issues,  older people who are getting divorced can face even greater challenges. On an emotional level, when you have been Read More

Divorce and Tax Planning

divorce and tax planning

The deadline to file annual federal income taxes is quickly approaching. Many Americans will be looking to their CPA or tax professional for advice on how to best maximize their income tax return. One overlooked person you should probably be consulting about taxes and potential tax implications is your divorce or family attorney. Divorce and separation are a financially difficult time for most divorcing couples. Tax Read More

Social Security and Divorce


In recent years, there has been a rising trend among the most likely age at which individuals will get divorced. While the divorce rate for early and middle-aged divorces has plateaued, divorce in spouses over the age of 50 is on the rise. Longer life spans, shrinking social stigma, and the changing roles of women in the work force and in the home have all be theorized to contribute to this trend. No matter the Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Home Post-Divorce

Tips for Choosing the Right Home Post-Divorce

By: Robyn Denson, Real Estate Broker, Home Base Washington Real Estate & Ken Levey, Attorney So you’ve decided (or it has been decided for you) to start fresh in a new residence. When choosing a new home, there are a few factors that, if considered logically, can make your life easier and more convenient. Location of property in relationship to your work and your children’s school and activities. Do Read More

Third-Party Custody and Visitation

All parents want is a loving atmosphere for their children, and typically when there are more people to provide support for the child, the better. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and even family friends often take part in caring for a child by babysitting or sometimes long-term care. In some situations, when the relationships between the parents and the non-parents fall apart, the non-parents may want court-ordered Read More

What do Walls, Russia and Millionaires have to do with Divorce?

What do Walls, Russia and Millionaires have to do with Divorce

By: Robyn Denson, Real Estate Broker, Home Base Washington Real Estate & Ken Levey, Attorney Both “Russia” and “Walls” have been in the political news recently thanks to a certain millionaire.  I am pleased to bring you a story of two millionaires that connects the themes of “Russia” and “Walls”, and that is also pertinent to our discussion on divorce-related housing decisions. When Sergey and Margarita Read More

Signs Your Spouse May Be Cheating

Many couples have experienced the pain of infidelity. Some surveys show that as many as 41% of married people have admitted to being unfaithful to their spouses, including physical and emotional infidelity. Although Washington is a “no fault” state for divorce, adultery is obviously still important to the people involved. No one symptom is dispositive, but there are red flags to be on the look-out for if you suspect Read More

Understand Your Options: 7 Common Misconceptions About Divorce

Most people realize that divorce is not an easy process. However, other things that you have heard about divorce or relationships that end in divorce may not be true. There is a significant amount of misinformation out there that may have a negative impact on your perception of divorce and how you choose to move forward with a marital dissolution. Below we have outlined some of the most common misconceptions Read More

Daddy Issues: Establishing Paternity in Washington State

Every child that is born of course has a biological father, but whether or not that parentage is officially recognized by the law is another matter entirely. An establishment of legal parentage grants a wide range of important rights and obligations within our civil structure. Lawfully recognized parents are required to share the various obligations of parenthood, like putting food on the table and providing for Read More

How Do We Tell Our Children?

So, the decision to dissolve the marriage has been made. Unfortunately, as difficult as this decision likely was, things are probably only going to get harder. For example, one of the most emotionally challenging moments you may face following your decision to get divorced is breaking the news to your children. As you probably know, children are incredibly vulnerable when it comes to divorce, and many of them will Read More