The United States has one of the highest divorce rates in the world. But did you know that those numbers are not necessarily a result of young people calling it quits. In fact, some studies have shown that the number of older people getting divorced has doubled in recent years. Otherwise known as a gray divorce (gray hair), people over the age of 50 are pulling the plug at unprecedented rates. Experts have identified several reasons why this might be the case:

People are living longer and are healthier.

Women are more financially stable.

Divorce is more culturally accepted.

Regardless, divorce is not easy on anyone. Gray divorcees are no exception.  That is why if you are over 50 years old and find yourself in this situation, you should consult with an experienced divorce attorney to help guide you through the process.