Elderly divorce on the rise in United Kingdom

THE rise of the ‘silver separators’ – divorcees aged over 60 – means many will spend their old age lonely, poor and in ill health, according to new research.  While divorce rates among the total population is on the decline it is increasing among the elderly. A report by the think tank, International Longevity CentreContinue reading “Elderly divorce on the rise in United Kingdom”

Growing Number of Adults Have Remarried

In 1960 85% of American adults had been wed at least once; last year just 70% could say the same. Young people are proving particularly reluctant to try: 28% of men aged between 25 and 34 in 2010—and 23% of women—will not yet have tied the knot by 2030, according to estimates from the Pew ResearchContinue reading “Growing Number of Adults Have Remarried”

Elder care and divorce

A confluence of circumstances can conspire against marriage among older couples: longevity, soaring elder-care costs and a lack of long-term care (LTC) insurance. Divorce, even if painful, may hurt less than living in near poverty until Medicaid finally kicks in to cover an ill spouse according to USA TODAY. Medicare insurance only covers up to 100 daysContinue reading “Elder care and divorce”