Gray Divorce

For adults 50 years and older
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Gray Divorce Representation | New York City

Gray divorce (also known as Grey divorce) has emerged as a niche phenomenon in matrimonial law as baby boomers age and as more people over the age of 50 are seeking divorce after years of marriage. According to a study conducted by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, the divorce rate among people aged 50 and over has doubled over the last 20 years.

At The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC, we understand the unique challenges this demographic are facing during the life transition of divorce. Managing Partner, Mia Poppe, Esq., herself a baby boomer understands the subtle and substantial differences facing more mature divorcees. Mia Poppe, Esq. and our experienced team can guide you through all aspects of your gray divorce, helping you prepare for a financially stable, post-divorce future.

Financial Issues in Grey Divorce

Three of the most challenging aspects of many Gray (or Grey) divorces are:

  1. Dividing a retirement nest egg that was meant to support one household, and using that retirement nest egg to support two households
  2. diminished pre-retirement timeline (spouses in a gray divorce generally don’t have 30 years to rebuild a retirement nest egg.
  3. limited capacity to generate income, in that, often one spouse has spent substantial time out of the work force and simply does not possess current technological skills required in today’s workforce. In regards to the third challenge, obtaining education, and job skills to reenter the workforce is more difficult after 50. It is common for the Firm to work with a team of professionals to assess and later present the unique financial impacts of gray divorce.

Whether you were the primary wage earner during your marriage, or contributed to the household in other ways, our attorneys will work to ensure you are able to retire and remain or become self supporting during your retirement.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 212-792-9501 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced New York City divorce attorney.

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Mia Poppe

Mia Poppe

Managing Partner, Law Firm of Poppe & Associates, PLLC


“I was going through a horrendous divorce that was made more complex from the advice of bungling lawyers who either didn’t care or were simply too inept in dealing with my case. I was sinking fast into the morass of the NYC Court System. In the nick of time, I was able to hire Mia Poppe to manage my case. She was extremely comforting and sensitive to me as a client. Mia was very savvy in coalescing a game plan to get my case back on track and put the opposition in their place. As a result of her tenacity, a very reasonable settlement was reached. Her overall dedication and concern for me was never in question. I highly recommend the services of The Law Firm of Poppe & Associates. Thank you, Mia!

– James

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