The Financial Times has written this article for financial advisers on how best to help those clients who are divorcing later in life. The rise of the so-called “silver splitter” is set out in an official study showing that the number of people over 60 getting divorced has risen by three quarters in just 20 years. Parting in later life is likely to have particular legal issues which need to be carefully considered. The assets in the ‘matrimonial pot’ may well be significant and sometimes complex, and inheritance planning may have to be reviewed too. Pensions may already be in payment and a re-evaluation of financial planning in retirement is likely to be needed.   One or both of the couple may have physical or health difficulties, and in some cases its even possible that mental health could be failing or already impaired. As this piece highlights, there are a number of very specific potholes to avoid when giving both financial and legal advice.