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Researchers examine age that many people end up getting a divorce

In New Jersey and elsewhere, most people marry with the expectation that they will stay united. The reality, though, is that marriages don't always last. Statistics suggest that close to 50 percent of them result in divorce proceedings. Here is a look at what age many married individuals today might end up experiencing divorce.

Mistakes made in divorce can have negative financial consequences

Outside of child custody, money is typically one of a divorcing couple's biggest areas of contention in New Jersey. This is true whether two people have a wealth of assets to split or do not have many high-value assets. Unfortunately, making ill-informed financial decisions during a divorce proceeding may have negative consequences long term. Here is glimpse at two mistakes that can be particularly problematic from a money standpoint.

New Year can be emotionally challenging following divorce

The New Year can spark a wide of feelings in those celebrating it in New Jersey. However, this is especially the case for those who have gone through divorce. After all, although this holiday can be a happy time with family and friends, it may also remind recently divorced individuals of the bittersweet marital breakups they have experienced. However, a few tips may help these individuals to make the most of the coming New Year.

Divorce process does not have to be hostile

People often envision the process of ending a marriage as a hostile experience that may drive an even bigger wedge between the two parties who have decided to break up. However, it is possible to have a relatively peaceful divorce experience. Here are a couple of mistakes that divorcing couples in New Jersey and elsewhere often make that can keep the divorce process from being an amicable one.

Certain steps may be helpful to take prior to seeking divorce

When people first marry, they may understandably expect their love to conquer all of the challenges they may face. However, when difficulties arise, spouses sometimes begin to wonder if getting married was truly a wise move, and they look into getting divorced. However, before filing for divorce, the two parties might want to do a couple of things to see if their relationship is capable of being repaired in New Jersey.

Holidays after divorce can be tricky to navigate

Getting divorced in New Jersey can understandably be emotionally painful for the spouses involved, but it can also affect the children. This is particularly true during the holidays. However, divorcing parents can take steps to help their children to more easily cope with divorce during this time of year.

Gray divorce can be especially complicated

The process of dissolving a marriage can be complex whether a person in New Jersey is a young adult or is approaching retirement. However, it can be especially complicated for the latter. Here are a couple of items that affect a divorce proceeding later in life, also commonly called a gray divorce.

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.

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