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Divorce Archives

Health care concerns may delay some divorces

Some New Jersey couples whose marriages are failing may decide to postpone a divorce until they have a better idea of what health care options may be available to them. The Affordable Care Act helps protect people who lose their health insurance by making it more widely available. This can be particularly important for people who have preexisting conditions or for those who are in the middle of treatment. However, Congress may repeal the ACA, and it is not yet clear what will replace it.

Some military professions have high divorce rates

Based on an analysis of the Census Bureau's Public Use Microdata Sample, the career website Zippia found that people in some professions are more likely to divorce compared to others. Of the top 10 career fields with the greatest number of divorces, three of them were military. Certain aspects of military careers such as long deployments can create a great deal of strain in a marriage. Military workers had the highest likelihood of divorce by age 30. Among all careers, divorces were most common for first-line enlisted military supervisors.

Reasons to consider nesting after a divorce

New Jersey parents who are considering ending their marriages and for whom joint custody might be a good solution may want to consider an arrangement called "nesting'. In such a scenario, parents still share physical custody, but the children remain in their home while parents take turns staying in the house for an agreed-upon length of time.

Tips for helping children deal with divorce

New Jersey parents whose marriages are ending might be concerned about how they are going to help their children through the process. Parents should not hide the impending divorce from their children, and they should try to be together when they tell them. Children should be reassured that the divorce is not about them and will not affect their relationship with their parents. They should also be encouraged to communicate about their feelings and ask questions. If children do not initiate conversations about the divorce, parents should do so.

Relationships ending over political differences

New Jersey couples may be more likely to divorce over political differences than in past years according to a survey from Wakefield Research that assessed the effects of politics on both married and unmarried couples. According to the survey, 10 percent of people had broken up with a partner over political disagreements. Millennials had an even rate higher rate of ending their relationships over politics of 22 percent. Of the 1,000 people surveyed, 22 percent also said they knew a couple whose relationship had suffered specifically because of the election of President Trump.

Divorce ahead for actor Jesse Williams

New Jersey fans of actor Jesse Williams, who stars on the TV show "Gray's Anatomy," may have heard that he is getting a divorce from his wife of nearly five years, Aryn Drake-Lee. She is a real estate broker. The couple have been together for around 10 years and have two children together, a 3-year-old daughter and a son who is almost 2.

Why prenuptial agreements matter for business owners

New Jersey business owners who plan to get married or who are already married may be wise to draft agreements with their spouses that address how one spouse may leave the company in the event that a divorce happens. When business owners fail to have such agreements in place, they may risk losing their companies if they later get divorced.

Divorce rates among young adults and baby boomers

New Jersey couples who are considering marriage may be interested to learn that the divorce trends are changing. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of divorce for those under the age of 50 is decreasing while the rate for those 50 and older is on the rise.

The uses of a prenuptial agreement

A prenuptial agreement might be a good idea for couples in New Jersey who are coming into the marriage with significant debts or assets, who have children from a previous relationship or who own a business. Without a prenup, an individual might find themselves saddled with some of their spouse's debt after a divorce. Similarly, the assets an individual brings into a marriage could be divided between the two in a divorce. Keeping these assets separate may be particularly important if the person has children because they may want those children to inherit the assets.

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