According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 61 percent of the country’s divorce attorney have seen an increase in filings originated by couples who are 50 or older during the past five years.
The report found 22 percent of the attorneys surveyed saw an increase in the number of wife-initiated divorce proceedings, 14 percent saw an increase in husband-initiated proceedings and 64 percent saw no difference in who initiated the proceedings.
The study also found:
* 38 percent of these couples fought over alimony payments during their divorce;
* 20 percent fought over business interests; and,
• 14 percent fought over retirement plans.
— From staff reports