It's no secret that the holidays can be a tough time of year for spouses experiencing marital problems. The situation is even more difficult if children are involved. New Jersey residents going through this kind of situation should know that they are not alone.
When a couple gets married, their individual personalities and interests often lead them to take on separate duties in the relationship. Maybe one spouse handles most of the cooking and household maintenance, while the other spouse transports the kids to and from school and handles the financial matters such as investments and bank accounts.
It's an old question, but in one form or another, it's a question that expectant parents ask every day: what's in a name? Most parents take the naming of their child very seriously, and sometimes disputes arise over what a minor child's name should be after the parents divorce or separate.
You may know some spouses who have taken this route: their marriage is on the rocks; they've drifted apart; they find it's easier to handle job and family obligations if they simply separate. On the surface, it makes sense, but living apart for too long without a finalized divorce can cause problems down the road.
Divorce after the age of 50 is definitely stressful, said one woman who decided to share the personal details of her story. There is no denying that separating from someone who you have devoted literally a couple decades of your life to can be stressful, emotional and quite a shock.
Lately it may seem that family law in the United States is changing quickly, but the reality is that changes in the law are usually a long time coming, and family law is often slow to respond to new family dynamics and other factors: for example, science.
It isn't difficult to understand how the deployment of a married service member to a war zone can put a strain on a marriage. Given the recent talk of possible military action by the United States, this seems like a perfect time to discuss how war can affect marriages and families here in New Jersey.
It used to be that the biggest asset to consider when dividing property in a divorce was the house, but that isn't necessarily the case anymore. With the uptick in divorce among older Americans, many New Jersey spouses have retirement accounts that exceed the value of the marital home.