Is Divorce the Best Option for Older Americans?

Amy Ziettlow, Huffington Post, 3/16/2015

We are divorcing well enough on our own, we do not need our social safety net encouraging divorce as the only viable option for protecting a family's nest egg. We need policies that reward and support privately provided care, which is cheaper for society to boot, that explicitly honors the marriages of older Americans as well as the income and assets of the caregiving spouse. Divorce should not be the only option.

Subjects: Death/dying, Family

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