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September 2012 Archives

New Jersey child support: Man struggles to find a job and pay

New Jersey child support can be a touchy issue for people who are supposed to receive it as well as for those required to pay it. Once the divorce is finalized, it is likely that one parent will be required to pay child support for any children from that marriage. Sometimes though, unforeseen circumstances occur that can make it difficult to continue paying the required amount.

Divorce: Study links cold feet to marital trouble

For many New Jersey couples who are engaged, getting cold feet prior to the wedding is relatively normal. However, new research appears to have found a link between pre-wedding jitters and a higher rate of divorce. The study surveyed 232 couples over a period of four years and found that two-thirds of the people surveyed had at least one partner who reported getting cold feet prior to their wedding.

New Jersey child custody: Social media can help or even harm

Recent headlines have covered the effects that social media can have on divorce. However, new evidence shows that these tools are also being put to use by parents who are dealing with issues of child custody. New Jersey parents and those around the country who use texting, email or even social media sites to communicate with the ex-spouse about custody may find these tools invaluable, but when they are misused the result can be harmful to their children.

New Jersey divorce: Study shows men drink more after divorce

Couples in New Jersey are aware of how difficult going through a divorce can be. A new study compiled by researchers at one major university examines the drinking habits of both sexes before, during and after a divorce. The results suggest that men who recently divorced were more prone to consume more alcohol than usual, whereas women turned to other things such as food or family as a coping mechanism. In reaching their conclusions, researchers examined data collected from a prior survey, and also interviewed over 100 people.