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Should I Get Divorced at 97 Years of Age


Living with someone else day in and day out is hard if you are not happy. With that being said, why would anyone consider divorce at 97 years of age? Surely, can’t be for sex, unless you have a large amount of Viagra. In this case, the Husband alleged the Wife had tried to shoot him. The Wife was not successful.

In a recent case from Wilcox County, Alabama, in the case of Davis v. Davis, the Husband was 97 and the Wife was 71. The parties met when the Husband was 39 and the Wife was 14. He was a school teacher and the Wife was pregnant with the Husband’s first child. During the course of the marriage, the Wife had six children. The Husband would not let the Wife work for the first 20 years of marriage. I presume it was because she was occupied raising the children.

The Wife eventually went to work as a school bus driver and retired with a small pension and social security. The Husband had a teacher retirement and social security as well. The Husband had a 40-acre tract of land that he claimed was his property prior to the marriage.

The court awarded each spouse their respective retirement accounts and social security and awarded the Husband the 40-acre farm. The Wife appealed.

The appellate court ruled that the 40-acre farm was acquired during the course of the marriage and therefore, was marital property.

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