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October 2018 Archives

Parents can help kids deal with divorce

New Jersey parents who decide to divorce may worry about how a marriage separation may affect their children. They may also worry about how the divorce could affect their own time and relationships with the kids. While a divorce can be challenging for a family, parents can improve the situation by dealing with their children in a loving and responsible fashion. By taking action to ensure that the kids' emotional needs are met, parents can ease the transition.

Living together before marriage may increase divorce risk

According to the Barna Trends 2017 report, a majority of Americans believe that cohabitation prior to marriage is a good idea. However, some New Jersey couples may be surprised to see that a study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family challenged that perception. The research indicates that people who live together before they get married are at a higher risk for divorce.

High asset divorce: does it have to be messy?

You and your spouse are successful… on paper. During your marriage your financials flourished, but your relationship suffered and you found you could no longer be together. Finally, you decide to call it quits, but now that your financial portfolio is a substantial size, how can you navigate this situation?

New Jersey couples should be aware of certain personality traits

Marriages can suffer from many different stresses. Unfortunately, certain behaviors or aspects of a person's personality could predispose them to divorce. Everyone has faults, but if each person in a relationship is aware of their weaknesses, it may help them learn to handle their imperfections and save the marriage. Psychologists, relationship experts and divorce attorneys have identified some general personality traits that have a potential for leading to divorce.

Divorce and the TCJA

For New Jersey residents whose divorces are signed on or after January 1, 2019, they may find that their divorces are unexpectedly more expensive than they thought it would. This is because the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed in December 2017, instituted tax law changes that impact key issues of divorce, including alimony and child support.

Career choice may impact divorce likelihood

What people do for a living has an impact on every aspect of their lives, including their marriages, according to some research. People who work in restaurants and hotels might be more likely to divorce than people who work in other fields. One study suggests that the more potential partners people live and work around, the more likely they are to divorce. New Jersey readers who work in social jobs might be interested in the findings.

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