For decades most people in New Jersey have heard the common refrain that approximately 50 percent of all marriages in America end in a divorce. However, a recent report noted that this is not actually true anymore. Is the divorce rate in America really dropping?
The holiday season is upon us, and for most people this can be a great time of year to visit with friends and family. However, it can also be a time of stress as well. This is particularly true for those New Jersey residents who are going through a divorce or for those who are going through their first holiday season post-divorce. So, how can you deal with the emotions of a divorce during the holiday season?
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?
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.