The public’s fascination with the Olsen twins comes and goes, but recently has been on an upswing. Whether it is following the fashion designs of the girls, their academic pursuits, their relationship status, or simply watching reruns of Full House, one or both of the Olsen twins always seem to be making news. The latest information comes after reports that Mary-Kate Olsen has finally wed her boyfriend.
With the news that MK has married may come the usual concerns about Hollywood marriages and their ability to go the distance, but another concern may be the age gap between Olsen and her new husband. Seventeen years separates the pair, and in instances such as those it is important to keep some of the following in mind:
- Being accepted by family may be an uphill battle. When two people quite far apart in age get married, one or both families usually express concern. Whether the concern is that the marriage is for money or part of a pursuit for a “trophy wife”, the key for the couple is to allow their new partner to integrate him or herself into the family at their own pace.
- The question of having children should be addressed and resolved before the nuptials take place. When one party is of child bearing age and the other is not, it is critical to agree on whether to have children.
- Consider the health of the older partner, because with age can come illness. In order to be prepared for what may potentially lie ahead, it is a good idea to have an honest discussion about important health issues.
No marriage is a cake walk, and adding a significant age difference can create a real challenge. Regardless of your age, if your marriage has run its course, it is crucial to enlist the help of a qualified family law professional. Experienced attorneys can help you through the difficult process of divorce by protecting your assets, and aggressively pursuing solutions that make sense. Contact our office today to find out more, and to schedule an appointment to discuss the specifics of your case.
If you have questions about divorce, consult a qualified legal professional. Let us put our experience to work for you. Call The Sampair Group in Phoenix and the West Valley today to schedule your appointment.