Many New Jersey spouses will end their marriages this year. Every person copes with divorce differently. Some people decide they want to celebrate their new beginnings in life by hosting parties when the court issues its final decree that makes them legally single again.
For most children in New Jersey and beyond, learning that parents are getting divorced is a disappointing experience. That does not necessarily mean that children can't come to terms with divorce in healthy ways and move on to happily adapt to new lifestyles. In fact, there are several ways parents can help their children cope in as positive a manner as possible.
Relationship analysts often write about various trends that seem to occur in New Jersey or other states. For instance, there has been much talk of late regarding divorce among people age 50 and beyond. Recent studies show that married couples also seem to have something else in common among their peers, that being this: When they see their friends getting divorced and moving on to new, happy lifestyles, they are more likely to get divorced themselves.
Many New Jersey spouses own businesses together. Other marriages, however, include spouses where just one of the two is the business owner. In fact, many situations involve a second spouse who cares little or has basically nothing to do with a business. Whichever the case may be, any and all business owners are wise to take steps as soon as possible to protect their business interests in case of divorce.
Many New Jersey households rely on dual incomes. Many others consist of families where only one parent goes outside the home to work. When married couples that include a stay-at-home parent decide to divorce, the court takes certain factors into consideration when ruling on property distribution issues. This is often a major concern for spouses who have held paid jobs for many years.
Many people in New Jersey will get divorced before the year ends. In the past, it was not uncommon for people to claim alimony payments as deductions on their federal tax returns. Anyone who had planned on doing so in a divorce that will settle after 2018 will want to update their information regarding recent tax law changes.
Financial problems can arise at any time in life, especially when two New Jersey spouses decide to end their marriage in court. Divorce is never easy, and if spouses do not agree about financial issues, things can get messy. This is reportedly what caused a snag in divorce proceedings for Donald Trump, Jr., age 40, and his estranged wife, Vanessa Trump, also age 40.
Culinary icon Anthony Bourdain's recent tragic death shocked the world and left his friends and family members grief-stricken. As a celebrity, details of his personal life have often made headline news, such as the fact that he and his second wife had started divorce proceedings some years ago that were never finalized. The situation is evidence of the importance of acting in a timely manner when one wishes to legally end a marriage. New Jersey residents currently worrying about complications that may arise when divorce proceedings are delayed may want to follow this case.
Most New Jersey residents would agree that having one's divorce plastered across news headlines would increase the stress of the situation. However, some people, including those who star on the reality TV series, "Married to Medicine," seem to be used to having their private lives made public, at least to some extent. Two of the show's stars, Doctor Greg Lunceford and his wife, Quad, are battling it out in court regarding property distribution issues and other divorce-related matters.
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.