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Divorce is becoming increasingly common among older couples

Since the 1990s, an increasing number of married couples in New Jersey and across the country have decided to end their spousal relationships. There are numerous factors cited as reasons for divorce among spouses age 50 and beyond. Such situations often include financial implications and other complex issues that younger spouses do not necessarily experience when they decide to divorce.

An attorney can help protect you from mediation mistakes

Divorcing couples, particularly in New Jersey, are increasingly aware that mediation is a viable alternative to a contentious, litigated divorce. Mediation involves both parties sitting down with a neutral third-party mediator and their own individual attorneys to set the terms for their divorce.

Collaborative law divorce is often easier on children

Being a parent involves making decisions on behalf of one's children. While most parents prefer decisions that make their kids happy, they also understand that sometimes, doing what is best for their children means making decisions that their kids might not like. Parents who divorce, for instance, often recognize that their personal choices will disrupt their children's lives. However, the collaborative law process can help New Jersey parents keep their kids' stress levels to a minimum as they move on to new lifestyles.

When New Jersey parents divorce, their kids might struggle

Every new Jersey family is unique although some have a lot in common. For instance, many households in this state and others include parents who hare currently preparing for divorce proceedings. Most good parents are highly concerned about their children's well-being and will want to keep several issues in mind that often negatively affect kids whose parents decide to go their separate ways in life.

Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receiver seeking child custody in court

Most NFL fans in New Jersey and across the country are familiar with Antonio Brown. The 30-year-old wide receiver for the Steelers is often in the limelight. This year, he has been the subject of much controversy, first regarding an incident where he supposedly had an altercation with the team's quarterback, then regarding personal problems that have led to a child custody petition in court.

Protect your rights regarding domestic violence charges

New Jersey law prioritizes family safety. Sadly, many households include incidents of domestic violence. It is also true, however, that allegations of violence against a spouse or other family member are not always true. The court is tasked with determining the truth on a case-by-case basis.

Alexis Bellino addressed several issues in her divorce

When New Jersey spouses want to end their marriages, a number of decisions must be made, especially if they have children. Details such as child custody, visitation, property division, spousal support and other issues must be worked out. Former reality TV star Allexis Bellino recently achieved a divorce settlement that addressed several of these topics.

Why opt for mediation over going to court?

Divorce has long-lasting affects on those involved, especially if the couple in question has children. Many concerned parents in New Jersey want to do whatever they can to avoid confrontation and settle their differences in as amicable a fashion as possible. Those who are willing to peacefully discuss each topic of importance may want to use mediation to achieve a settlement rather than go to court.

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