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Divorce among those over 50 on the rise

North Carolina residents may know that the divorce rate in the United States surged in the 1970s and 1980s before it leveled off in the 1990s and began to fall. However, they may be surprised to learn that the divorce rate for those over the age of 50 continued to climb and actually doubled between 1990 and 2010. Negotiating a divorce settlement that takes their future needs into consideration becomes increasingly important for spouses when their retirement years are looming, and poverty statistics indicate that women who divorce after the age of 50 may be particularly vulnerable.

Using social media during a divorce

North Carolina residents who are getting a divorce may want to be careful while using social media during the separation process. The best practice during a divorce is to avoid posting on social media altogether. Many people have revealed information on such sites that ended up jeopardizing their divorce proceedings.

Consider divorce in financial plans

It is not uncommon for married couples in North Carolina to have disparate incomes or to divide financial duties in an unequal manner. However, having less financial knowledge or scrutiny can adversely affect the spouse who plays a smaller role in the couple's finances in the event of divorce.