There are probably quite a few New Jersey residents who make the decision to get a divorce without fully assessing the options for getting through the process. For some, there is a preconceived notion that the divorce case must play out in a courtroom, with arguments made in front of a family law judge. However, for many couples, there is another option: divorce mediation.
Divorce not only brings changes to your personal life, but also to your working life, especially if you and your spouse are in business together. Your company is a major asset, important to both of you. What happens to it during the property division phase of your divorce proceeding? Here are three options to think about.
No two divorce cases in New Jersey are the same. Some are amicable, in which the couple can agree on most of the terms of the divorce out-of-court and submit an agreement to the court for approval. Others are contentious, seeing the couple fight over every detail of the dissolution proceeding, from child custody and support to alimony and property division. However, oftentimes the biggest difference between any two cases is the amount of assets involved.
No one in New Jersey gets married thinking that it is possible that the union will end in divorce. However, we all know that this is a possibility in many marriages. Sometimes, the realization that the relationship is headed for a divorce happens quickly. In other situations, it may take years or even decades for the couple to make the decision to call it quits. What signs might a couple look for to determine whether or not their marriage is headed for divorce?
For decades now many people have said that it is common knowledge that the divorce rate in America is about 50 percent, meaning that half of all marriages end in divorce. But, is that really the case? How common is divorce in America?
Many divorces in New Jersey will include a claim by one spouse or the other for alimony, also known as "spousal support." However, many people do not know the basics about alimony and how it might be ordered as part of a divorce decree.