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April 2019 Archives

Seeking modifications to spousal support payments after divorce

There may be a variety of variables that are taken into consideration when it comes to determining the amount and duration of spousal support payments. However, these figures might not always be set in stone, as there are certain scenarios in which it may be possible to pursue modifications to the original agreement. Individuals in New Jersey who have gone through a divorce may find it helpful to better understand the circumstances in which a need for modification may arise.

Gray divorce presents unique challenges

These days, it seems that more and more couples in New Jersey are deciding to divorce later in life. In the last 20 years, divorce rates have nearly doubled among adults ages 50 and older in the United States. Late-life divorce, also known as gray divorce, can have unique challenges. Ending a marriage is difficult and stressful at any age, but separating late in life can have drastic effects on physical and mental health.

Artist owes nearly $30K in unpaid child support

Most parents want whatever is best for their children, even if they are no longer in a relationship with the other parent. In certain circumstances, that can mean one parent making child support payments to the other so that their shared children receive the proper care. In New Jersey, some parents may have difficulty making those payments, depending on their exact financial circumstances. There are parents who often fail to honor court-ordered child support agreements, and it can have serious consequences on a child and his or her other parent. This is what one out-of-state attorney general argued when it compelled a famous artist to pay the full amount of past-due child support payments he owed.

How Louisiana residents can avoid divorce mistakes

It may be hard to believe, but there might be a right and a not so right way to end a marriage. There are mistakes New Jersey residents could make during their divorces which could cause even more stress. The first error is not pausing and thinking about the situation and making random decisions without any plans in place. Talking to people who might be able to help, like an attorney and financial planner, may be a good first step if divorce is on the horizon.