It is unfortunate that after so many years of marriage that you find yourself considering divorce. Obviously, in this forum, a complete review of your family finances related to the financial terms cannot be provided. However, the basics provide that when spouses divorce their marital property is equitably (which usually means equally) divided between them. Regardless of the name on the title to your home or your pension, these assets would usually be considered marital assets and your wife would be be entitled to half of these assets.
I suggest that you use the Find A Lawyer feature to set up a consultation with local counsel to go over your options. As counsel mentioned, you don't want to post financial data in a forum like this.
This is a general response that should not be considered legal advice. No attorney-client relationship has been formed. Please speak with an attorney in more detail about your specific situation.
The cost of a matrimonial action varies greatly from situation to situation. The answer is very fact based, and a number of factors are considered. If you are unable to figure out a way to go forward then a cinsuktstion with counsel would be advisory. Good luck.
This answer is only for informational purposes and is not meant as legal advice.
Divorce and family law issues present many unique issues after a long marriage, however your peace of mind is paramount. Your happiness is a consideration you cannot necessarily put a price on. You must meet with a qualified matrimonial attorney to discuss what financial obligations you and your wife may have to each other during and after a divorce proceeding including what assets and debts you have accrued during your 50 year marriages that must be allocated equitably.
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