New Jersey gets an excessive amount of pedestrian motor vehicle crashes compared to the rest of the nation, and this year looks to be no different. In the last month alone, there have been 8 pedestrian fatalities in the state. Most of these deaths were a result of drivers not obeying the law or stopping for pedestrians at marked crosswalks or not paying attention to the road.
National statistical trends show that more and more New Jersey spouses who are 50 and older are getting divorced. Unfortunately, the stresses that accompany the end of a marriage can have major effects on seniors. For example, chronic stress can cause insomnia, depression and anxiety. It may even lead to conditions such as Parkinson's disease, high blood pressure and heart disease.
Some New Jersey couples who are planning to get married may be worried that a prenuptial agreement will increase the likelihood that they will get divorced or that they will have to reveal things they would rather not such as bankruptcies or debt. However, creating a prenup can lead to important conversations about finances and can protect people in case the marriage ends.
Statistics show that New Jersey adults who are 50 and older are divorcing at higher rates. Since 1990, the rate of divorce in this age group has doubled. For the 65 and over age group, it has tripled.
When a woman gets divorced, her income falls by about 20 percent on average. When a man gets divorced, his income goes up by about 33 percent on average. However, there are steps that women in New Jersey and around the country can take to help secure their retirement after their marriage comes to an end. In many case, it may not be best to keep a marital home because of the overall cost of doing so.