Like most major decisions in life, divorce comes with "pros" and "cons" to consider. For instance, couples with minor children will want to consider how the divorce will affect the lives of their children, particularly when it comes to different child custody arrangements. Or, those who have prenuptial agreements will likely want to consider what their financial situation will be in post-divorce life. Depending on the situation, the factors to weigh in this decision can be daunting.
Most of our readers in New Jersey know that prenuptial agreements - or "prenups" - are agreements that couples enter into prior to marriage to come to terms on potential issues if the marriage ends in divorce. Many people probably think, "That's not very romantic." And, just before a wedding, it probably isn't. However, these agreements can be negotiated and signed months prior to a marriage. There are some basics about prenuptial agreements that New Jersey residents should know.
For many years the rate of divorces in America was rising. As a result, most people began to think that they could just get a divorce whenever and wherever they wanted. However, in New Jersey, like all other states, there are certain legal requirements that must be met in order for a couple to pursue a divorce filing.
Although it is generally speaking better when New Jersey parents who are living apart are able to get along, in many cases, they simply are not able to do so.
Baseball fans in New Jersey are probably familiar with Miguel Cabrera, who is a Major League first baseman. Some may have even heard that he is now in a battle off the field with a former girlfriend. Although Cabrera is married and has three children with his wife, he also has two children with the former girlfriend.
Even when both parents who are going through a divorce or are no longer living together are going to be able to agree on custody and even the basics of who is going to have what time with the child, there still can be a lot of work to do before the parents will truly have an agreement they both can live with in the long term.
It is always a good thing, both for the couple and the couple's children, when two parents in the course of a divorce or other family law disputes can get along with respect to child custody and visitation plans.
Unlike many other court decisions, a New Jersey parent can ask for a family law court to revisit a child support order from time to time. This is because New Jersey law recognizes that the circumstances of parents and their children oftentimes change, and these changes can make what was once a fair child support order both impractical and unjust.
Because the focus of any custody order is the best interests of the children involved, and because what is in the best interests of a child can change, it makes sense that New Jersey courts should consider a number of factors before deciding upon have the option of reviewing a custody and parenting time arrangement in a divorce or paternity case.
Any married couple in New Jersey, no matter their socioeconomic background, culture or beliefs, is susceptible to domestic violence, whether as a victim or as a perpetrator. Just because it can affect anyone, no one should think domestic violence is "okay" or something someone should just learn to live with.