Divorce after 60 may be painful, but, at least it is no longer a taboo subject. In fact, I would guess that about half of the women in our community have been divorced at least once in their life. It took me months to be able to breathe normally after my divorce. My trust and self-confidence took years to return.
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A divorce decree establishes the new relations between the parties, including their duties and obligations relating to property that they own, support responsibilities of either or both of them, and provisions for any children. When a marriage breaks up, divorce law provides legal solutions for issues that the Husband and Wife are unable to resolve through mutual cooperation. Historically, the most important question in a divorce case was whether the court should grant a divorce. When a divorce was granted, the resolution of continuing obligations was simple: The wife was awarded custody of any children, and the husband was required to support the wife and children.
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Finding yourself in a position where you need to seek divorce is never easy. The stress you have experienced may be considerable. But now that you have reached this point, you are probably ready to move forward with your decision as quickly as possible. How simple your divorce will be depends on you, your spouse and the circumstances of your marriage.