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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.

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.

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