As a person gets older, one thing that generally becomes a bigger and bigger concern for them is their retirement. When a person is closing in on, entering or in their retirement years, major life events can have significant impacts on their retirement plans. One such major life event is a divorce.
Married couples with children can vary in their circumstances considerably. One way in which they can vary is when they had their children. Some married parents had their children after getting married. Others had their children before their marriage.
Ideally, divorcing spouses would not have to go to court to settle matters such as child custody, spousal maintenance and property division. Divorce litigation is a fact of life, however, and sometimes legal disputes continue well after the divorce is finalized.
There are nasty divorces, and there are people who do not get along with their in-laws. Imagine having to divorce your mother- and father-in-law, and you might have some idea of what one woman has been going through.