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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.

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.

Divorce is becoming increasingly common among baby boomers

New Jersey residents born between 1946 and 1964 are part of the baby boomer generation. Cultural landmarks of this generation include a passion for rock and roll, slogans about making love not war and an overall free-spirited energy that influenced young adults through the 1960s and 70s. Now that baby boomers are ages 54 and beyond, they have added another common factor to their life experiences: divorce.

More judges ruling on pet issues as custody matters in divorce

Every New Jersey couple who files papers to end a marriage brings a unique set of circumstances to the court's attention. Divorce proceedings never unfold the exact same way twice, as each relationship is unique and though similar issues may exist between two sets of spouses, it does not necessarily mean the two outcomes will be the same. A particularly complicated issue involves pets.

Older women often encounter financial distress after divorce

Many New Jersey residents will be filing paperwork in family law courts in 2019. With regard to divorce, many of those petitioning the court are beyond age 55. In fact, twice as many people in this age group have ended marriages in the past 20 years than couples of similar age groups in prior eras.

Sometimes high assets complicate divorce, sometimes not

If a New Jersey couple decides to end their marriage, the judge overseeing their case will either approve their negotiated terms or will step in to make decisions on their behalf if they are unable to achieve an amicable agreement on their own. When high assets are at stake in divorce, it can definitely have an impact on the ultimate outcome of the situation. Some people say that having high net-worth made their divorce less stressful; however, others have experienced negative consequences due to complex asset issues.

Make informed, carefully thought-out decisions regarding divorce

If a New Jersey spouse mentions to a close friend or family member that he or she is considering ending his or her marriage, the listening party may wind up offering advice. Such advice may range from trying to stick it out and restore the marital relationship to filing divorce papers right away to settle problems, leave the past behind and move on to a new lifestyle. Those who understand how challenging it can be to resolve property division, child support, alimony or custody issues know it is typically best to avoid rushing into things and to carefully research state laws and what the options are in a particular situation before heading to court.

Expecting to pay alimony in divorce in 2019 or beyond? Read this

New Jersey family court judges often issue orders regarding financial payments meant to provide for financial assistance to former spouses. Many people in this state and others pay alimony in divorce. In the past, such payments could  be claimed as deductions on federal tax forms but this will no longer be so for dovirces that occur after Dec. 31, 2018, once new laws take effect.

Lay the groundwork for a positive divorce experience

While deciding to end a marriage is undoubtedly an intensely personal, often emotionally traumatic decision, it does not necessarily have to wipe out all joy in life. New Jersey spouses who keep several key issues in mind may be able to keep stress to a minimum and "get the most for their money," so to speak, as they head to court for divorce. It is also a good idea to build a strong support network to help overcome any emotional or legal obstacles that arise.

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