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What happens when a spouse moves the goalposts after divorce?

There is a saying that the best laid plans often go awry. While this may be true in many instances, some New Jersey residents will be familiar with occasions when it appears that a former spouse is simply changing the terms of a divorce agreement to suit his or her own needs. For one woman, her ex-husband's decision to renege 26 years later on an agreement to pay life insurance policies following their divorce raised more questions than were first expected.

Divorce: Don't use the children as pawns

The breakdown of any relationship can be distressing. When New Jersey residents enter into divorce, emotions may run far higher than one might realize. Maintaining a sense of perspective can be difficult, sometimes leading to unwise behavior that can cause long lasting damage to parental relationships with children.

Child support: Torn between 2 fathers?

It can be hard at times to separate the truth from lies, especially if one's marriage is going through a rough time. While it may be possible for a marriage to recover from many lies, there are a few that may be seen as unforgivable. There may be some New Jersey residents who can sympathize with the plight of a parent who has paid child support for a child who later turns out to be biologically unrelated.

In a child custody battle? Don't let Facebook ruin your chances

Technology has changed the way that New Jersey residents communicate with one another. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as texts and emails, allow individuals to stay in touch with friends and family in a way never before seen in history. Many would say that technology enriches people's lives, but for those in a child custody battle, it could ruin them.

Points to consider about mediation in family law

You are ready for your marriage to end, but now the court says there is a stay on divorces. This is exactly what people are hearing in Passaic County and Essex County. What are you going to do? If you aren't going to wait for the stay on divorces to lift, you need an alternative. Mediation might be the key you are looking for. Since the divorce stay simply means that there isn't any divorce litigation, you can still get divorced if you and your ex can hash out the terms.

Family law issues can be complex and frustrating without help

Few New Jersey residents who want a divorce are truly ready for the emotional roller coaster ride that could follow. In the midst of this, numerous issues need to be decided before the divorce proceedings are concluded. It can be frustrating and complicated to handle all of these family law issues without help.

A contentious divorce is not necessary -- try mediation first

Many couples who end their marriages do not want to do so under the traditional adversarial system. They need to know that contentious divorces are no longer necessary. The increasing popularity of mediation is allowing New Jersey couples seeking divorce to negotiate their own settlement agreements in supportive and non-adversarial atmospheres.

Invalidating a prenuptial agreement in a New Jersey divorce

In recent years, prenuptial agreements have become more common. New Jersey couples are realizing that these agreements are not just for the wealthy or famous and are executing them in contemplation of the possibility of divorce at some point in the future. However, if the parties' marriages do end, some people attempt to have these agreements invalidated.

New Jersey residents may hope for amicable divorce

Because divorce often comes about due to couples feeling as if they no longer have much in common or because they frequently argue, agreeing on divorce terms may seem impossible. Whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, if the parties decide from the beginning to do their best to remain amicable, they may have a greater chance of having a smooth process. In some cases, having parents who approached their divorce in such a manner could impact how a person handles his or her own divorce.

Terms of celebrity divorce may interest New Jersey readers

When New Jersey residents choose to go through divorce, the reasoning behind that decision can vary from couple to couple or even individual to individual. There may be certain issues that a couple cannot agree on that leads to a stressful relationship for everyone involved. Whatever the case may be, divorce can affect anyone at any time in their lives, including celebrities.

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