The decision to file for divorce has no boundaries in terms of age, worth of assets or length of a marriage. Residents in Ohio and across the United States who make the difficult decision to divorce have to take into consideration issues such as alimony payments and property division. With a large number of assets acquired during a long marriage, high-asset divorces can often be even more complicated, but with the help of legal representation, both sides can come to an agreement that protects the financial interests of all those involved.

Recently, a 99-year-old man in Italy filed for divorce after 77 years of marriage. A few days before Christmas, the man allegedly found a love letter between his wife and another man that dated back to the 1940s. When he confronted his 96-year-old wife about the letter, she apparently told him the truth about her secret affair. Although she tried to convince him to reconsider his decision, the man demanded a divorce.

The couple, who reside in Rome, reportedly has five children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grand child. The couple apparently has had other problems in the past. According to a news report, the husband moved in with one of his sons about 10 years ago, but returned a few weeks later.

This pair appears to have become the world's oldest divorcees. Before them, two 98-year-old spouses divorced in the United Kingdom after 36 years of marriage.

No information was disclosed about the Italian couple's assets, but after 77 years of marriage, there will likely be a lot of assets that will need to be divided during the divorce proceedings.

Source: The Telegraph, "99-year-old divorces wife after he discovered 1940s affair," Nick Squires, Dec. 29, 2011