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August 2017 Archives

Preparing for divorce mediation

Divorcing spouses who are willing to cooperate may play a larger role in resolving divorce legal issues through divorce mediation in New Jersey. When they mediate disputes, they do not have to accept a judge's decision and can reject any proposal that they do not support. This process may alleviate some of the emotional stress and expenses associated with litigating divorce and other family law matters. However, mediation has a greater likelihood of success when spouses undergo preparation.

New Jersey changes relocation laws for divorced parents

When a couple with children divorces, one parent may be granted primary custody of the child while the other gets visitation and is asked to pay child support. A major post-divorce issue for many of these couples is relocation. The custodial parent may want to leave New Jersey and take their child with them, but the other parent may oppose their decision.

Ending a bad marriage earlier can save on alimony

In recent years, New Jersey reformed its alimony laws in a manner that relates the amount of alimony to the duration of the marriage, particularly for marriages that were less than 20 years in length. As such, if a person is in a marriage that clearly is not blissful and there are disparate incomes and assets of the two spouses, he or she may want to consider what anniversary they are approaching. This factor may have an impact in terms of choice of dates to file for divorce and future alimony obligations.

What are some essentials for prenuptial agreements?

When a couple in New Jersey is planning their wedding, they may be consumed with finding the right caterer, florist and venue. However, they should also give some thought to their post-wedding lives before they walk down the aisle, including drafting a prenuptial agreement. Well-drafted prenuptial agreements can expedite property division and other matters should the marriage end in divorce. In addition to the car, house and investments, a prenup should also govern other assets which are often overlooked.

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