13 Jan '11, 3am

Adults whose parents divorce later in life may face additional financial burdens, along with psychological issues

WASHINGTON - CHILDREN often have it rough when their parents divorce, but grown up kids may have it even rougher, according to divorce experts . Adult offspring whose parents split up later in life face the usual and expected psychological issues. 'They may feel like 'everything I thought was real, isn't,'' says Diana Mercer, an attorney-mediator and author of several books on divorce. But they also face a series of financial challenges that other adults with married parents don't have to deal with, Ms Mercer said. Young adult children of divorce may find their college fund ravaged. They may see their family home fall into the hands of dad's new girlfriend or Mum's new guy. They may feel financially responsible for their parents at an early age, and have to care for single aging parents who won't take care of each other. So-called ACODs (Adult Children of Divorce) often ex...

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