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December 2017 Archives

Getting to know the language of divorce

Let's be honest -- learning a new language is never an easy thing to do, even if it is not a foreign language, but just a language attach to a specific aspect of life. A good example is the language of social media used so freely and confidently by younger generations in New Jersey, while many older people are at a compete loss when reading things like "LOL," "gr8t," etc. People in the midst of a divorce may find themselves feeling exactly the same, because divorce also has a language of its own.

Reasons for divorce are more common than you think

It turns out, nothing brings people together like divorce. That is, the reasons people report for separating from a partner are pretty similar, and they fall into several distinct categories. While the specifics of the breakup may vary from person to person, the underlying reasons tend to be the same.

Child custody -- litigation as a last resort

Negotiation is often one of the best ways for parties to reach a mutually agreeable resolution to a problem. This is especially true in child custody issues. Most parents in the midst of a divorce dread the possibility of litigation to decide issues surrounding the custody of the children born from the marriage.

Impacts of financial decisions made during divorce

When it comes to financial matters, keeping a cool head is imperative. This is particularly true in divorce, which is often an emotionally draining process. One can easily become too emotionally caught up and forget that the financial decisions made may impact much more that a monthly budget.

What can justify petitions for spousal support modification?

When spousal support is agreed upon or ordered by a New Jersey court in a divorce, it does not mean that such an order is set in stone. Circumstances change and modifications may be necessary. In anticipation, a spousal support agreement can include a clause for cost of living and inflation escalations at predetermined intervals. Without such clauses, the court can be petitioned to increase the amount received, lower the amount paid or to terminate it altogether.

Prenuptial agreement or not? Divorce is not planned, but happens

While planning a wedding, the last thing on one's mind is the possibility of the marriage not working out. While difficult to imagine, things may go wrong and that is why it may be prudent to consider a prenuptial agreement. In case of divorce, a prenuptial agreement assists in smoothing the way forward.

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