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.
In New Jersey there are three types of spousal support: rehabilitative, limited duration and lifetime. With rehabilitative alimony, payments to the receiving individual stop once the terms of the alimony order are met. For example, those payments may cease when the receiving party obtains employment or otherwise becomes self-supporting.