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November 2015 Archives

Understanding alimony

While most people in New Jersey understand what alimony is, there is often confusion about why and when it might be ordered in a divorce case. Family law judges make decisions about requests for alimony based on a number of factors.

Why older folks are getting divorced in New Jersey

While the divorce rates are trending lower in many age groups, divorce among those who are over the age of 50 has increased significantly since 1990. This is according to research conducted at Bowling Green University, which shows that the rate of divorce in that age group doubled between 1990 and 2014. Dissolving a marriage after the age of 50 is known as a gray divorce, and there are several reasons why it is occurring.

Financial infidelity in New Jersey

According to a study conducted by a Kansas State University researcher, if a couple argues about money early in their marriage, they are more likely to get divorced than their counterparts. This is in line with the fact that financial arguments are one of the leading causes of divorce.

Postnuptial agreements grow in popularity

New Jersey residents are likely familiar with prenuptial agreements, but they may not know that couples may sometimes enter into such arrangements after they have walked down the aisle. Postnuptial agreements have been growing in popularity in recent years according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and they are often sought by couples as a way to calm fears when a marriage has hit a difficult patch.

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