Following a divorce later in life or the death of a spouse, many older adults may find themselves considering entering into a new intimate relationship and dealing with some issues that can arise in these cases.
familylaw.plea.org has comprehensive information on family property laws including information about what happens to assets brought into a relationship when that relationship ends.
Some issues may be of particular interest to older adults, such as...
Give some thought about your current lifestyle and elements you want to preserve. Take stock of your property, investments and sources of income and consider the impact that a new relationship might have in these regards. Talk to a lawyer and accountant to determine the best way to protect your assets and ensure that your wishes for the future are not jeopardized. Determining your goals and addressing your concerns up front can help you avoid difficulties in the future.
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