Video: How Divorce Changes Elder Care

Divorce rates have always been higher among Baby Boomers. Even as that demographic ages, they’re continuing to divorce at higher rates than the rest of the population. 

That influx of older divorcees is starting to have a significant effect on elder care matters. In the past, end-of-life decisions and estate-planning issues were often handled by an individual’s spouse. But that situation is complicated when the spouses are divorced.

Amy Ziettlow is a scholar with the Institute of American Values and co-author of “Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss,” which examines the intersection of modern families and elder care. She discusses the various ways divorce is changing the way modern families handle elder care and estate planning.

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Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on CordellCordell.com, CordellCordell.co.uk, and DadsDivorce.com, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels. Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.

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