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The Reasons More Women Choose to Divorce

Why Are Women More Likely to File for Divorce? The overall trends in divorce rates in New Jersey show that while the divorce rate for first-time marriages is less than the often-cited 50%, falling instead between 43% and 46%, this is only part of the picture. For example, older couples are more likely to choose…

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Financial Professionals and Your Divorce

Do You Need a Financial Specialist for Your Divorce? Divorce is a major event for almost everyone who goes through the process. Whether a couple is just starting out financially, has experienced some tough times, or has extensive holdings, the process of asset division and separation of finances can be challenging and complicated. In many…

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6 Things to Consider When Making Your Prenup

What Items Should You Discuss in Your Prenup? Though only 10% of Americans get a prenup, this legal document can be very useful. Not only does it protect your assets in case of divorce, but it also helps clarify any financial issues before arguments arise. To get the most out of your prenuptial agreement, you…

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A Look at the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991

Understanding the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act There are more than 50,000 domestic violence cases annually in the state of New Jersey. While that number is considerable and women remain the victims in more than 70% of those cases, many family lawyers are encouraged that the numbers are moving in the right direction….

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Does Spousal Support Cease Upon Retirement?

How Does Retirement Affect Your Alimony Payments? Alimony is typically ordered by a family court or agreed upon as part of a divorce settlement. These payments may be made regularly over time or as a lump sum. For people making or receiving regular alimony payments over the years, the prospect of retirement may raise questions…

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What Are the Financial Effects of Alimony?

How Alimony Can Affect Your Finances Divorce is a major financial change for New Jersey estranged couples, with long-term effects that linger long after the personal and emotional consequences have faded. Asset division and alimony can have a significant effect for households going through a divorce. Many people will need to make changes in their…

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Sharing Custody When One Parent Is a Narcissist

Is It Possible to Share Custody With a Narcissist? Co-parenting after a divorce can be difficult for almost anyone. Even if the end of a marriage is relatively low conflict, it is often a challenging adjustment to move from a shared family life to custody exchanges. However, these challenges become even more difficult when one…

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Could Judicial Vacancies Affect Your New Jersey Divorce?

The Effect of Judicial Vacancies on New Jersey Families Judicial vacancies in the New Jersey courts have entered the news, sparking concerns for many people with pending matters before the court. Approximately 15% of all Superior Court judgeships in the state remain vacant. As a result, people may face significant hardships when their divorce, child…

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