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December 2018 Archives

Weighing the options re the changes to alimony in divorce

The new year is almost underway, and with it will come changes to the rules and regulations concerning how alimony is taxed. Couples in New Jersey who have made the decision to divorce, but were not able to finalize the process before the end of 2018 may be wondering how these changes might affect the outcome of their situation. Those who have concerns about what this will mean for their finances could benefit from speaking with an attorney for advice on any possible alternatives to alimony.

Divorce: Staying together for the wrong reasons could be harmful

For some couples in New Jersey, making the decision to end a marriage may be stressful, but it might also be the best option for everyone. Others may have reservations about the process, and the fear of what they will lose during a divorce could leave them considering other alternatives. Unfortunately, this could leave many couples living in an unhappy marriage for extended periods, and in some cases, they may feel they have no other option.

Topics that may be unique to a gray divorce

Going through the end of a relationship can be challenging at any stage of life. However, individuals in New Jersey who make the decision to divorce late in life may face certain challenges that are unique to their circumstances. With marriages that lasted an extended period, the process could also be somewhat more complex and knowing the issues to address could prove helpful to preparing for the future.

Weighing the pros and cons of birdnesting following a divorce

For parents in New Jersey and elsewhere, making the decision to take separate paths in life can be an intimidating process. Some parents may worry about how a divorce could affect their children, and they might wish to know more about how to protect the kids throughout the process. One option that may be appealing to some parents pertains to the concept of birdnesting, but this might not always be the best option in every scenario.