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How do you know if your marriage is over?

If you're like most New Jersey spouses, you and your partner have had your share of disagreements. However, how can you tell if these differences are normal and part of what is to be exptected when sharing a life with someone and when they may signal larger problems - maybe even the end of your marriage?

Health insurance concerns during a divorce

New Jersey residents who are starting 2017 off with the prospect of getting divorced know that they need to address several important issues. One of these is health insurance. With the cost of even the most minor health concern or office visit seemingly growing every day, few people can afford to be without health insurance.

Divorces spike in December for financial benefit

New Jersey residents who are struggling with the decision about whether to remain married or to pursue a divorce are not alone. Many people face this decision every day for a variety of reasons. While it has commonly been acknowledged that January is a month in which an increase in number of new petitions for divorce is noted, a new report suggests that December may also see its own push for divorce.

American divorce rate drops for third straight year

People in New Jersey who are married know that a lot goes into making a marriage work. Sometimes, despite the best efforts of both parties, it simply cannot work. Divorce and marriage in America has gotten a lot of attention over the years and recent statistics show some interesting trends.

Is mediation right for my divorce?

Have you and your spouse discussed the possibility of ending your marriage in New Jersey? Are you concerned about the cost of getting divorced yet believe that getting a divorce is the right thing for you? If so, you may want to look at some alternatives to the standard litigated divorce that most people think about when they think about a divorce.

The debt and divorce connection

If you are facing a divorce, it is easy to become overwhelmed with many of the logistical issues you have to address. Especially if you have children, your attention will be required to help them through the process of a parental divorce. Then there are the matters of everyday life like who might have to move, what household items you might need to replace or purchase and what days you will have your kids with you.

Important tips for divorcing spouses

Getting divorced is rarely something a New Jersey resident ever really wanted or intended, at least at the outset of the relationship. However, there are times when making the decision to end a marriage is the right one in the long run. While it is easy to get sidetracked with the nuts and bolts of the divorce, there are some important things for spouses to remember along the way.

What should I do before getting remarried?

Getting married is a major life event and change at any age or under any circumstances but New Jersey residents who get married after having previously been divorced face a unique set of concerns. If you are considering getting married for the second or third time, you should take the opportunity to carefully review your current and future financial plans with your to-be new spouse.

If I live with a new partner, will I lose my alimony?

Are you a divorced spouse in New Jersey who receives spousal support payments from your ex-husband or ex-wife? If so, you will want to fully understand the ramifications of any future actions you take on your spousal support income. Specifically, if you choose to live with a new partner, you may end up seeing the amount of money you receive in alimony be reduced. It could even be eliminated altogether.

Court considers cohabitation period for divorce settlement

New Jersey residents who get married and then divorced commonly think about having to divide assets based upon what is considered marital property. For most couples, this includes assets obtained during the marriage. It may also include assets brought to the marriage that eventually became comingled. However, the wedding date commonly starts the clock, as it were, as to when marital assets are said to be in existence, even if a couple lived together prior to getting legally married. This then directs a divorce settlement to some degree.