Although an emotional process, a logical outlook while going through the minutiae of the divorce can help reduce the risk of any surprises once the divorce is finalized.
Divorce over 50, also known as "gray divorce," can be the right decision for men and women involved in unhappy marriages. In most gray divorces, the primary point of contention is property division, since the children have often left the home. Property division in divorce can be a problematic issue for some women.
A common misconception is that the financial status of a husband can reliably predict divorce. If it is too low, the theory goes, a couple is more likely to divorce, presumably because the husband is not living up to the expectation of being a breadwinner. As is often the case, however, this stereotype paints an incomplete picture.