It is a common misconception among New Jersey residents that roughly half of American marriages result in a divorce. However, while there may have been some truth to these discouraging statistics in recent decades, new data indicates that things may be changing.
Residents of New Jersey who are seeking a divorce must often find a balance between strong emotions and practical concerns about their finances. Where a couple has diversified assets, the process generally requires even more attention to asset taxation, immediate cash flow and jointly-held debts. A failure to attend closely to the implications of various property distribution proposals could place a party at a severe disadvantage in the future.
File this one under truth is stranger than fiction. Two New Jersey men have been arrested and charged with kidnapping after they allegedly used strong-arm tactics to force an Orthodox Jewish man to divorce his wife. We know divorce is a time of high emotion, but this case took it well beyond emotions.
When a couple divorces, emotions are bound to run high and poor judgment can ensue. Though it is no excuse for bad behavior, it is not uncommon to hear tales of one spouse in the divorce taking revenge upon the other in any number of ways, including keying cars, smashing out headlights and windshields and other acts of violence.
When people commit to spending their lives together, they also agree to share their possessions and living space. It is not always easy to untangle the many parts of a life that intertwine over the course of a marriage, and divorce naturally creates some strong emotions in people. This is especially true when child custody and distribution of property is involved, and is no different for residents of New Jersey. However, arranging a suitable divorce is still possible when the couple agrees to work together, no matter how long they have been together.
Going through a divorce is difficult for some people and relatively painless and freeing for others. For those who struggle, it often takes a physical, financial and emotional toll. Everyone has different ways of coping with a divorce and processing their emotions.