Requests for divorce by older Spokanites have nearly tripled at Gonzaga Law School’s Elder Law Clinic during the first seven months of this year. Don’t blame it on the trifecta of supermoons or our recent whacky weather. It’s a trend throughout the country where divorce among baby boomers and older generations is soaring, nearly doubling in recent years. The trend has garnered its own nicknames: gray divorce or silver divorce. “All of a sudden (older) people are wanting divorce,” said Larry Weiser, director of the University Legal Assistance and the Elder Law Clinic. It’s the first time he’s seen such a rise during his 33 years overseeing the clinic that provides low-cost legal assistance to people who are at least 60/Erica Curless, SR. More here. (SR photo by Tyler Tjomsland: Larry Weiser, who oversees GU’s University Legal Assistance and the Elder Law Clinic, speaks to students
Question: Why do you suppose Boomers are getting divorced in increasing numbers?