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April 2016 Archives

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale divorce without acrimony

Most celebrity break-ups are highly publicized and typically full of contention. New Jersey residents may be surprised to learn that Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are reportedly keeping their divorce amicable. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, amicable is "showing a polite and friendly desire to avoid disagreement and argument," and this is apparently what they achieved. The couple said in a statement that the end of their marriage will not stop them both from being responsible and committed parents to their three boys ages 9, 6 and 17 months.

Money and time can be saved in a mediated divorce

Although it is easier said than done, better financial decisions are made if emotions are left out of the issue. It is not uncommon for hurt and anger to control a person's feelings in the time leading up to a divorce. However, many divorcing couples in New Jersey have found that pushing emotions aside and avoiding litigation have benefitted their post-divorce financial stability.

What is the purpose of a prenuptial agreement in divorce?

When New Jersey couples first plan their weddings, they are not likely to think of the possibility that they may not grow old together. Unfortunately, statistics indicate that a significant percentage of marriages in the United States end in divorce. For that reason, it may be wise to look beyond the sentimentality and protect the interests of both parties by signing a prenuptial agreement.

Divorce: Life's curveballs needs proper handling

Life has a way of throwing curveballs with no warning. One of those that can wreak havoc in the life of any New Jersey person is an unexpected divorce. Divorce is hardly ever anticipated, and, when a spouse notices cracks appearing in a marriage, it may be wise to start preparing for the inevitable. Along with the emotional turmoil caused by such a realization, the financial impact can be devastating, and preparing for life on a single income may require careful planning.