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Should I stay, or should I go?

If the marriage was unhappy, the divorce was likely hostile. Perhaps the custody battle was fierce and dirty, and that has left you bitter. As difficult as it was to get along with your spouse before the divorce, now parenting has the added challenge of two separate households, complicated schedules and divided holidays.

Looking at spousal support -- the ins and outs

Divorce is a complex, intricate matter which may be very confusing to those involved.  Divorce terminology appears familiar, as it is often read about and heard in modern society. When one is in the midst of a divorce, though, confusion may soon set in. Terms like spousal support, alimony, child support, custody, joint custody and many more are freely thrown around, but not always clarified.

Child custody and support in the case of a special needs child

Children with special needs require specialized care and support for a longer time than most other children. The need for care and support may continue until adulthood in some cases. When the New Jersey parents of a child who is physically or mentally impaired decide to divorce, the needs of the child must be carefully considered when decisions regarding child custody and support are made.

What is child-centered divorce? And does it work?

According to a recent National Vital Statistics Report on marriage and divorce, almost one-third of U.S. divorces involve children under the age of 18. While research shows that successful co-parenting arrangements contribute to the well-being of children of divorce, not all couples are able to reach and/or abide by a co-parenting agreement. The common denominator among children who fare well after their parents break up is often a child-centered divorce. 

Don't overlook the most important assets - many people do

It is easy to overlook complicated assets that you might never think about on a daily basis. If you are seeking a divorce then your spouse might be happy keeping it that way too. Many people do not realize all of their spouse's accounts that are a part of joint marital assets. Below are some common items that often get overlooked when dividing assets:

Your spouse may be hiding money from you

Many couples in New Jersey plan to establish a little nest egg or rainy day fund with their disposable income. Unfortunately, not many are able to come up with enough disposable income to make much of a fund. Nevertheless, when marriages become troubled, it is surprising how many people are able to find assets to stash away from their spouse's grasp.

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