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Divorce mediation can protect your children from emotional damage

Divorce is hard on everyone in the family, no matter their age. This is particularly true for children, who don't get a choice in the matter. Children may feel like they should choose a parent. They may be emotionally exhausted from dealing with two angry, stressed out parents. The last thing a child going through divorce needs is to testify against one of their parents or to choose sides in a courtroom. If you and your former spouse choose mediation for your divorce instead of a court battle with no real winners, you can minimize the emotional impact your divorce will have on your children.

5 tips for women thrust into divorce mediation

Settling the issues you have associated with your divorce through mediation can help you to have the final decree issued sooner rather than later. Even though you might not relish the thought of having to work with your ex because the shock of him filing for divorce is fresh in your mind, mediation can still be a viable option because you will work with a mediator instead of you and your ex trying to work things out alone. The mediation process doesn't have to be as shocking as learning your ex was leaving you if you take these tips into consideration.

Does infidelity matter during a divorce?

When someone cheats, it can break down the trust in a relationship, and it can be the reason you need to end your marriage. However, does adultery impact the divorce? Will it change the amount of alimony or division of your property? Will it affect who gets custody or visitation?

Getting divorced? Consider mediation.

If you are considering divorce, or are currently involved in a divorce, you probably have many questions about your future. In addition to sorting through all the details of the divorce, such as dividing assets, custody and support, you may be concerned about the legal process. Many people worry about the expense - both in time and money - caused by divorce, worry about maintaining their family's privacy and dignity, and want to avoid involving their children in a dramatic courtroom scene.

Divorce cases halted in Passaic County for the foreseeable future

Passaic County has stayed all further divorce proceedings. A stay is a court ruling that halts any further legal processes in a trial. Judges often order them in individual proceedings. However, Passaic County has recently stayed all divorce proceedings. This means the court will not be holding any more hearings or trials regarding divorce.

Deductions for dependent children after divorce

Divorced couples in New Jersey may know finances and tax status might change following divorce. Filing as a single person may differ due to income variation, loss of deductions afforded married couples and deductions for dependant children. The way tax matters are handled might be incorporated into the divorce agreement.

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