If you're getting divorced when you're closing in on your retirement, your financial future may be the main focus of the divorce. Your children already moved out of the house, so you don't have to worry about custody issues. You already paid off your home and other major debts, so other aspects of property division may appear very simple. But you have spent the last few decades planning for retirement, and you want to know exactly what impact the divorce is going to have on that plan.
It could be significant. Your retirement plan may count as a marital asset, meaning you have to divide it with your ex.