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Family violence over a divorce issue

Ending a marriage can turn life upside down in many ways, and this is especially true for some unfortunate people who have been subjected to family violence or threats of violence. In Jersey City and across the state of New Jersey, those who are going through a divorce or struggling with post-divorce matters such as child support payments or custody and visitation may experience stress, depression or even anger. Sadly, these strong emotions can be so severe that they push someone to carry out an act of violence or threaten to harm someone, and victims need to take action swiftly.

Financial challenges associated with family law issues

Those who are going through a variety of family law matters may face various hurdles, whether they are struggling with strong emotions such as depression or anger or they lose a custody dispute. However, the financial side of divorce can be especially difficult for many people to work through and there are a number of ways in which divorce can affect one’s finances.

Divorce and broken engagement -- not that different

When an engaged couple decides to break the engagement, it is not all that different from the end of a marriage. Both decisions go hand-in-hand with feelings of loss, emotional pain and turmoil. Like in the case of divorce, certain difficult decisions must be made during an emotionally taxing time.  

Getting ready for divorce -- 3 important things to think about

Major change often leads to one feeling panicky, especially if it means the end of something important in life. In case of divorce, this may be especially true. The realization that one's marriage is coming to an end may be daunting, but one can take comfort in the thought that help is at hand.

Advance planning can avoid commingled funds in divorce

Some couples in New Jersey who file for divorce learn too late that they should have avoided commingling their funds during their marriage. In the event of a divorce, funds that were commingled will be part of the marital estate, and the court may order it divisible. However, if it was addressed in a prenuptial agreement, it might remain the property of the original owner.

Divorce or not? How to know if it is the right thing to do

Older married couples may be quick to tell younger couples that marriage is not all moonlight and roses. The fact of the matter is that every marriage goes through good times and bad times. In some cases it is possible to work through the rougher spots -sometimes with professional help. The main thing is that if a couple tried to work things out but decide on divorce, they would be able to say they really tried.

Divorce talk: Splitting assets before they are combined is tough

Getting married is a significant step for any person in New Jersey. Along with the excitement of planning the wedding, it might be wise to take time out to discuss essential issues -- those which might impact the longevity of the marriage. Certain aspects have proved to be the most frequent causes of marital problems that could even lead to divorce. Two people with entirely different backgrounds will come together and be challenged to make it work -- and last forever.

Divorce: How valid is your prenuptial agreement?

Many New Jersey couples sign prenuptial agreements to ensure the interests of both spouses will be protected if the marriage should end. The typical purpose is to specify the division of property in the event of a divorce in a manner that differs from the process prescribed by state laws. However, for such an agreement to be valid, specific legal requirements must be met.

Stalking a reality for some going through divorce

A study done five years ago showed that stalking is much more prevalent than what many may think. Figures indicated that 1.5 percent of Unites States adults have been victims of stalkers. The statistics drastically increase to 3.3 percent for divorced or separated people. While this is not a new phenomenon, cheap electronic gadgets and apps on cellphones make it very easy to keep tabs on someone.

Preparing for a divorce? A few pointers

When a marriage has entered troubled waters, there is always that one final straw that breaks the camel's back. A working theory among lawyers is that a last holiday or vacation together is often this final straw. Interestingly a study taking data from divorce filings during the last 15 years has shown that in the United States, there are drastic increases in the number of people filing for divorce in March and August – after the winter holidays and summer vacation.

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