The article explores the rise of grey divorces in Australia. The phenomenon describes parties who divorce later in life. Grey divorce acutely affects older women who often have sacrificed full time employment in order to raise children and perform homemaker roles. The amount of grey divorces has increased in recent times and warrants further exploration. The article argues that older women are adversely impacted as a result of grey divorces. It is argued that the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) should be amended to introduce a rebuttable presumption of equal contributions during the relationship as recommended by the Australian Law Reform Commission in order to mitigate the adverse economic impacts towards older women involved in grey divorces.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Australian journal of family law|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|