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‘Gray Divorce’

A New Trend?

Monday May 14th, 2018

Isabella Garrucho Fine Art 
40 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT

Divorce rates are soaring for those over 50. Is there a Tidal Wave of ‘Gray Divorces’?

Join us as we explore this phenomenom and have a lively conversation with  Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Ph.D., renowned author of the new ‘Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits’, and Attorney Alan Pickel , family law specialist and former radio show host.

Are the consequences for women different than from  men?

What does her research reveal?

What are the legal issues that may differ in a ‘Gray Divorce’?

The evening includes a book signing. Diane’s Books of Greenwich will be providing Jocelyn’s books for sale that night. If you haven’t read it, the findings are amazing.

So put on your highest heels, lipstick and join the conversation while enjoying prosecco and hors d’oeuvres from our culinary chef Claudia Fascenelli.

Tickets:  Member $30       Non-Members $40

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Our Guests For The Evening

Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Ph.D.

Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Ph.D.

Professor of public policy at Rutgers.
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Jocelyn Elise Crowley is a Professor of Public Policy, a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Political Science, an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and a Senior Faculty Fellow at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  She is currently studying the impact of “gray divorce”—divorce at or after the age of 50—on the lives of men and women across the United States. Her book, Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits, was published by the University of California Press in 2018. Prior to this, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded many of her research projects on mothers’ organizations in the United States, parenting challenges and public policy, and workplace flexibility.  Her book, Mothers Unite! Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life, was published by Cornell University Press in 2013.  She has also written extensively on the topic of family law and public policy, including her books The Politics of Child Support in America (2003; Cambridge University Press) and Defiant Dads: Fathers’ Rights Activists in America (2008; Cornell University Press).  In addition to contributing to edited volumes on international fathers’ rights movements and motherhood politics, she has published numerous articles in the American Journal of Political Science, Social Science Quarterly, Review of Religious Research, Health Education and Behavior, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Marriage and Family Review, Justice System Journal, Perspectives on Politics, Social Service Review, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Sociological Inquiry, Women’s Studies QuarterlySocial ForcesSociological SpectrumFamily Relations, Eastern Economic Journal, The Sociological Quarterly, Journal of Family Issues, Survey Practice, Journal of Women & Aging, and Women’s Studies International Forum.  During the 2005-2006 academic year, she was chosen to be a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City.  She spent the 2006-2007 academic year at the Department of Politics, New York University and the Social Indicators Survey Center, Columbia University School of Social Work.

Alan pickel, esq.

Alan pickel, esq.

Attorney specializing in family law.

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Alan Scott Pickel founded The Pickel Law Firm, LLC in 2003, and he serves clients in New York as well as throughout Connecticut. He has devoted his legal career to helping people with challenging family law and personal injury cases. He is not afraid to take on big corporations and will always protect your rights.

Due to his vast expertise in family law, as well as his professionalism in the courtroom, Alan is regularly chosen to be a Special Master by judges in the Middletown Regional Custody Docket in the Stamford/Norwalk jurisdiction, as well as Fairfield and Bridgeport. In this role, Alan is able to guide couples toward a resolution in high-conflict family law cases involving child custody, child support, alimony, and asset allocation. He is determined to reach a successful outcome whether he is acting as Special Master or your attorney. He will always put your family first and help you through this difficult time.
In addition to his law practice, Alan was host of the radio shoe ‘Esquire on The Wire’. A live interactive show about the law, politics and much more.

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