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Divorce mediation can work even if you can't be in the same room

Emotions often run high during a divorce. The person you once loved more than anyone else could be the last person you want to see or speak to now. If you don't have a prenuptial agreement and can't seem to come to terms for an uncontested divorce, you may have already resigned yourself to the necessity of a protracted court-based divorce.

Ideas for New Jersey spouses hoping for low-stress divorce

In Hollywood movies, marital break-ups are often portrayed as long, volatile battles involving contentious courtroom fights. In real life, however, many New Jersey spouses and others are able to navigate the family justice system with little to no upset, although there may be minor challenges here or there. Every situation is unique, so achieving a low-stress divorce often depends on what type of support is available to a couple.  

Non-biological father fighting for child custody of infant

A man in another state had been eagerly awaiting the birth of his child. However, during what should have been a very happy time for him, his wife gave him devastating news -- she informed him that he was not the baby's biological father. Situations like this have occurred in New Jersey, where child custody battles ensue involving estrange parents or parents whose paternity is questioned.

Complications may arise in a second, or subsequent, divorce

There's a way of predicting which marriages will last a lifetime and which will end prematurely. In New jersey or another state, a spouse filing for divorce more than once may face more challenges than someone entering the process for the first time. Actress Geena Davis may agree as her fourth husband (of 17 years) recently took steps to end their marriage. 

Divorce mediation: Should you give it a try?

When a New Jersey spouse decides to file for divorce, he or she typically has several options available. If there are children involved, that adds a whole other dynamic to the situation as well. For those who want to settle things as painlessly and swiftly as possible, divorce mediation may be the way to go. 

Signs divorce is about to happen

In New Jersey and across the country, no two marriages are exactly the same. It's often difficult to say for sure what makes one marriage last a lifetime while another does not survive. But some people say it is possible to tell if a spouse is thinking about filing for divorce. 

How could domestic violence impact your New Jersey divorce?

There are many reasons that people leave a marriage. Many times, issues like infidelity or growing apart over the years are the root cause. However, domestic abuse remains a common reason for people to end their marriages. Domestic violence knows no economic status, age, race, religion or sexual orientation. People from all kinds of backgrounds can find themselves the victims of abuse and mistreatment by intimate partners.

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