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Prenuptial agreements may provide asset protection in divorce

A common misconception among those who are about to get married in New Jersey is that they do not need prenuptial agreements if they are not wealthy. However, celebrities and extremely wealthy people are not the only people who may need prenuptial agreements. Anyone with assets that he or she would not want to lose during divorce may benefit from drafting a prenuptial agreement.

Tax form may help with uncovering hidden assets during divorce

Going through the dissolution of a marriage in New Jersey can understandably be overwhelming from an emotional standpoint. However, divorce can also be complex financially, especially if one of the spouses is hiding assets. Here is a glimpse at how a divorcing spouse may be able to uncover any assets that the other party has hidden.

Certain personality traits may increase likelihood of divorce

When two people walk down the aisle in New Jersey, they naturally expect to stick together long term. Of course, sometimes irreconcilable differences prevent that from happening, ultimately leading to divorce. In many situations, the problem has to do with the particular personality types of the spouses who are married. Here is a glimpse at a few personality traits that could doom a marital union.

Post-divorce dating can be challenging for the kids to accept

A marital breakup can easily impact all members of the family in New Jersey -- from the parents to the children. However, children may find it particularly challenging to watch their parents split up and go their separate ways. Seeing a divorced parent start to date another person may only add salt to the wound in the mind of a child. In light of this, here are some tips for successfully navigating dating after divorce in New Jersey.

Divorce rate on the decline

For many years, married couples in New Jersey and elsewhere have heard that half of marital unions end prematurely. However, new research shows that this is not true anymore. Researchers said that, in reality, the rate of divorce dropped by 18 percent between 2008 and 2016.

Planning for college savings essential during divorce

Getting divorced in New Jersey can certainly have an impact on the spouses going through it, but it can also affect the children. One aspect of caring for children post divorce that is sometimes neglected during the divorce process is how to pay for their college education. Parents going through divorce would be wise to tackle this matter during their divorce proceeding to prevent conflicts regarding it in the future.  It is customary for parties to avoid addressing that issue in a resolution of a divorce until the childen are near completion of their school.

Business assets at stake during company owner's divorce

During the marital dissolution process in New Jersey, property division can understandably be a major source of conflict between two spouses. This is especially true when a high-value asset, such as a business, is at stake. Here is a look at what business owners can do to safeguard their business assets from a divorce.

"Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams facing problems post divorce

Doctor Jackson Avery is a main character on the TV drama series, "Grey's Anatomy." The man who plays Avery is actor Jesse Williams. New Jersey fans of the show may be aware that Williams is currently entangled in a bitter post-divorce dispute with his former wife.  

More women covering child support, alimony following divorce

An increasing number of women in New Jersey are earning college degrees and making money in the workplace today than in years past. As a result, more of them are also having to pay up when it comes to alimony and child support following divorce proceedings. In fact, a recent survey revealed that more than half of attorneys had seen a spike in the number of mothers making child support payments.

Baby boomers embrace divorce for a variety of reasons

Marital breakups in New Jersey can easily happen when two people do not see eye to eye on how their relationship should go. This can happen just as easily for two 50-year-old individuals as it can for two 20-year-old individuals. Here is a look at a few reasons why baby boomers in particular have chosen to embrace divorce.

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