DivorceDivorce rates are increasing among younger groups.fizkes/Shutterstock

  • Divorce can be a difficult process, no matter how amicable your separation may be.
  • According to the US Census Bureau, divorce rates are on the rise among adults 50 and older, roughly doubling since the 1990s.
  • Here are eight of the worst divorce horror stories from both clients and lawyers.


Divorce is never easy, and among certain age groups, divorce rates are increasing. For instance, since the 1990s, the divorce rate has doubled among adults 50 years old and up, according to 2015 statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics and US Census Bureau, the Pew Research Center reported.

Of course, some divorces go better than others — while some are amicable, others are the opposite.

Toni Coleman, a psychotherapist and relationship coach, said that divorce may not always go as well as planned. “People often underestimate the potential stress and fallout that they will face when they decide to divorce,” she told Business Insider.

“Too often, they assume their partner will be reasonable and will want to work together in order to minimize the emotional and financial toll on themselves and any children they may share.”

But that isn’t always the case. Here, eight people share their divorce horror stories.