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January 2018 Archives

Azarenka confident child custody battle will end in her favor

New Jersey parents who are currently trying to balance professional lives with family law situations understand just how stressful such circumstances can be. When the stakes are bumped up another notch, and a parent is an international tennis star, the pressures of competition in conjunction with a child custody battle may seem overwhelming at times. Such has been the case for Victoria Azarenka, whose personal problems kept her from competing in the 2017 U.S. Open.

Soften the blows of divorce by avoiding these common errors

In New Jersey and throughout the nation, many married couples are preparing to end their relationships in court this year. Divorce is rarely a simple matter and more often than not, gives rise to emotional challenges that may impact those involved for a long time to come. Beyond the emotional aspects of divorce, there are many other complications that can arise, some of which may be avoidable if someone knows how to avoid the pitfalls.

Choosing mediation can make divorce easier on the kids

Most people understand that divorce can have a profound, typically negative, impact on minor children from the marriage. That knowledge could keep parents who would be happier if divorced in a non-functional marriage out of a sense of obligation. Thankfully, there are other ways to reduce the impact of a divorce on children without staying unhappily married.

Want to stay out of court in divorce? Consider collaborative law

Although knock down, drag out courtroom battles make for hair-raising television and movie scenes, in reality, many New Jersey spouses would rather find an option that allows them to stay far away from the inside of a courtroom when they divorce. In fact, many people simply want to discuss the issues, come up with agreeable arrangements and sign papers to settle things and move on in life. When this is the desire of both parties, collaborative law can prove to be a viable divorce option.

3 divorce myths you should stop believing

When it comes to divorce, there is an endless amount of advice columns available. In some cases, you might see conflicting information or run across tips that might lead you to make some very costly mistakes. Like with most situations, it is important to separate myth from fact.

Mediation can reduce the strain of divorce on children

For many families facing an impending divorce, the biggest concern is the impact on the children. Studies make it clear that divorce can have a negative impact on children, affecting their emotional, social and even physical health. The more contentious and drawn-out your divorce becomes, the more likely it is that your children will experience negative consequences.

Problems that may arise regarding finances in divorce

For many in New Jersey, the coming year will likely include various finances challenges. Some people's problems will no doubt be related to divorce. Achieving an agreeable settlement that doesn't break the bank is often possible, but it's always a good idea to know where to seek support if a financial dispute arises during proceedings.

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