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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.

Division of assets in a divorce: Court or no court?

It is sometimes estimated that in the United States, there is only a 50 percent chance of a first marriage to survive while second marriages only have a 40 percent chance of succeeding. Though some may quibble about the numbers, it is clear that divorce rates are high. Many New Jersey couples may find themselves having to make decisions about who gets what as they prepare to go their separate ways.

Children and divorce: What is the best for all?

The majority of New Jersey parents may want what is best for their children. Some decisions touching the lives of children are easy to make, but others may be a lot more difficult. One such difficult decision to make is whether to divorce or stay together for the sake of the children.

Making sure assets are protected in case of divorce

Couples planning to get married hardly want to think about the possibility that their marriage may not work out. Unfortunately, the fact that 45 percent of all marriages end in divorce is a clear indication that it may be prudent to address finances with a soon-to-be spouse. While many New Jersey couples may feel that, by discussing finances, they seem to not believe their marriage will survive, this is not really the case.

How to secure the best possible divorce settlement?

The decision to end a marriage is not only difficult emotionally, but also requires many tough decisions. New Jersey couples in the midst of a divorce may benefit from taking note of some important aspects to consider when negotiating a settlement agreement. No matter what the circumstances, one should never negate the importance of safeguarding one's financial security.

Divorce --the importance of financial planning

Gender roles have changed greatly over the last fifty years, and men are not the only breadwinners anymore. Changing roles have led to changes in how families handle their finances. This means that when a New Jersey modern couple contemplates divorce, it is important that both spouses consider financial planning for the new future.

Sign that may point to a rocky road to divorce

Marriage is a partnership people mostly believe will last a lifetime. That is why it is no easy decision to ask ones partner for a divorce. In some case, both partners can come to an agreement that they have grown apart and that splitting up may be the best thing for all involved, but this is not always the case.

Mediation: an alternative to court battles

Admittedly, the idea of taking someone to court can be exciting. You imagine the stunning arguments, the visceral testimonies, the thundering gavel bang of justice, but going to court can also be frustrating, lengthy and costly for both parties. In some cases, it truly is the best option, but most of the time individuals should exhaust preliminary options before deciding to head off to court.

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