Billy Ray & Tish Cyrus Are Divorcing After Almost 30 Years of Marriage

Tish Cyrus Recently Filed for Divorce for the 3rd Time

After 28 years of marriage, Tish Cyrus, mother of Miley Cyrus, has filed for divorce from Billy Ray Cyrus (best known for his single “Achy Breaky Heart” and feature on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”). According to an article by US Weekly, Tish Cyrus filed for divorce on April 6th and claimed that the couple has not been cohabitating for over 2 years. She is requesting that:

  • She is given her separate property.
  • There be an equitable distribution of their marital assets.
  • There be a restraining order placed on their marital property (which would prevent the coupe from hiding assets).
  • The couple be prohibited from disparaging one another in front of their children (Brandy, Trace, Miley, Braison, and Noah) and harassing one another.

The couple has filed for divorce twice before; in 2010, Billy Ray filed for divorce before dropping the filing five months later. Then, in 2013, Tish filed and claimed the couple suffered from irreconcilable differences. However, she rescinded the filing after they reconciled in couples counseling.

The couple has since made a joint statement concerning their divorce stating that they “will always be family”. They claim that even though they have decided to get a divorce, they are parting amicably, and they hope that by making this statement, they have provided enough clarity for everyone to focus on what’s really important (i.e. family and everything “going on in the world”).

Gray Divorce Concerns

By definition, the couple is involved in a gray divorce, which refers to a divorce between spouses over the age of 50. (Billy Ray Cyrus is 60 years old, and Tish Cyrus is 54.) In the last two decades, the divorce rate for couples over 50 years old has nearly doubled. If you are involved in a gray divorce, you may face unique challenges and concerns, involving:

  • The division of assets and debts. In cases where a couple has been married for many, many years, their assets and debts have been built over many years, could be commingled, and may be hard to identify or classify as separate or marital property. If either spouse has a pension, retirement fund, or social security, those funds are also subject to division.
  • The effects on adult children. Your divorce can affect your children whether they are adults or minors. Adult children may lose their inheritance (or a portion of it), struggle emotionally, and/or struggle to maintain relationships or boundaries with either or both of their parents during the divorce.
  • Long-term care concerns. If either party has health concerns or an illness, they may require long-term care now that they are separating from their spouse. This presents couples with more financial concerns than the average divorce.
  • Healthcare and insurance. If you are considering a gray divorce, you should research your health insurance options, since you cannot remain on your spouse’s insurance plan.
  • Competency. In some cases, because of their age or other concerns, a party’s ability to make reasonable decisions may be brought into question. If this happens, a verification of the party’s competency must be performed, and if they are deemed incompetent, a guardian will need to be appointed who can assist or manage the divorce proceedings.

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