The Washington Post reports that overall, the divorce rate since 1990 in New Jersey and across the entire country has become stable and even decreased across almost every age group. However, for couples older than 65, the rate of divorce has more than doubled.
Although everyone intends for their marriage to last forever, not all couples in the Morris County area stand up to the tests of time. Unfortunately, some couples just can’t work things out, despite their best efforts. While some couples are able to split up amicably, others have a much more difficult time cutting ties and coming to an agreeable settlement.
Divorce has a lot of different aspects, not the least of which is the cost factor. On top of wondering how much they will or won’t receive in a divorce, many people in the Morris County area also wonder how much the divorce process will actually cost them. There are many factors that can come into play in regards to the cost of divorce. Therefore how much one’s divorce costs will depend on issues they experience during the process.
Of course, there are many downsides to divorce. It not only can be difficult to go through the process of divorce, but it can also be very hard to deal with life after divorce. One of the toughest parts of life after divorce for people in Morris County can be the continued interaction that some divorced couples still have. These interactions can be especially difficult when one spouse chooses to hold a grudge or is always angry with the other spouse.
When it comes to divorce settlements in the Morris County area, or anywhere else, the courts will typically try to ensure that both parties are treated fairly. That means that in many cases the spouse who is the primary earner in the family will have to pay a settlement amount and/or spousal support to the other spouse. That amount will largely depend on the primary earner’s income and how much was obtained during the marriage.
When a couple in the Morris County area decides to end their marriage they have a few options to carry out the divorce process. Although some divorces end up in court in front of a judge, there is an alternative that can, in most cases, be much easier and a lot less stressful than a trial. That alternative is divorce mediation. So what is mediation and how does it work?
At Levine & Levine, we deal with divorce and property division every day. We understand that when a couple in the Morris County area decides to split up they not only end their marriage but they also create two completely separate households. That means everything will become separate, including their finances and their property. However, before a divorce is finalized the couple must come to a settlement on their property division.
When married couples in the Morris County area decide to divorce, in many instances alimony will be part of their settlement. Alimony is usually a sensitive subject between couples and more often than not the party who pays the monthly spousal support is not happy about it. However, there is a new law in the state of New Jersey that may help some people who have to pay alimony feel a little better.
When you, or anyone else in the Morris County area, file for divorce you might be faced with many other dilemmas at the same time, such as foreclosure and/or bankruptcy. Although some of these concerns might not seem connected to divorce, many of them can have a great affect on how your divorce settlement turns out. So what should you do if you are considering both divorce and bankruptcy at the same time?
It seems like every day there are new reports of celebrity couples that are either going through a divorce or about to file for divorce. Add to that the constant rumors of other famous couples whose relationships are on the rocks, and the news stories never end about celebrity divorce. However, no matter whether you’re a celebrity or not, if you are considering divorce in the Morris County area, then you probably have a lot on your mind and a lot to figure out.