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Gray divorce needs a trustworthy support team

Research indicates that the number of marriages that end among couples over age 50 is more than twice the numbers recorded in 1990. For couples over age 65, the numbers have almost tripled. Thus, any New Jersey spouse who considers a divorce later in life need not feel uncomfortable about it because it happens with increasing frequency. These breakups have even earned a name -- gray divorce.

Make divorce easier with the help of a strong support team

One of the most stressful experiences any person can go is the ending of a marriage. The secret for a New Jersey person in the throes of a divorce might be to build a professional support team that can relieve the level of stress, allowing him or her to focus on personal, emotional and physical care with the help of a loving support team of friends and family. Along with an experienced divorce attorney, a counselor and others with divorce-related experience can ease the process.

Remember these issues when negotiating a divorce settlement

New Jersey spouses may know that ending a marriage takes a lot of careful planning. Decisions and choices made during the negotiations to reach a divorce settlement will affect the post-divorce lives of both spouses and their children. When retirement plans are split, it must be noted that Social Security may only become a sure thing after age 67, so it will not suffice as a primary source of income at a younger age.

Collaborative law can provide long-term amicable relationship

New Jersey couples who are considering divorce have several options. They can choose to go through litigation, which is typically associated with trauma and stress; mediation, in which a third-party facilitates negotiations; or collaborative law, which requires both parties to commit to working together to resolve their issues and reach mutual agreements. The latter has become the chosen method of divorce for more and more couples.

How problems with addiction could affect child custody

Marriages can break down for any number of reasons. For some New Jersey residents, a spouse's alcohol or drug problems may prove too much to cope with, especially when children are involved. For the parent with such problems, this will have a serious impact on the issue of child custody.

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