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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.

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.

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.

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.

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