Over the last few generations, family and relationship dynamics have undergone significant change. Today, it's not uncommon for couples to live together and purchase major assets (such as vehicles or houses) without getting married. Although the decision to live together and comingle finances may be practical during a relationship, navigating the details of a break up can be particularly challenging for unmarried couples in this situation.
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.