When you begin divorce proceedings and have young children, college expenses may be way down on your list of concerns to discuss and resolve throughout the divorce process. For example, co-parenting and fair property division may be at the top of your list.
These days, there are many more people in New Jersey who, for whatever reason, choose to live together and maintain a household long term without legally getting married.
Many residents of Marlton, New Jersey, have to pay alimony or face the consequences of ignoring a court order to do so. While not everyone necessarily sees this as a burden, many people do. The silver lining for them is that, at least through the end of this year, alimony payments can be deducted from one's federal taxes.
Even as more people choose to live together without being married, the law in New Jersey still offers special protections to those who are legally wed.
Previous posts on this blog have discussed when child custody mediation might be a good idea for New Jersey parents to consider. Other posts have discussed those times in which parents might not want to pursue mediation as an option, such as when one of the parents in an upcoming divorce mediation is possibly the victim of domestic violence.