Divorce can be a difficult experience for everyone involved, and the outcome obviously affects life after the divorce. This could be the reason that nearly 95 percent of all divorce cases are settled without having to go to court. Unfortunately, some New Jersey couples may be facing the decision about whether to go to court.
When a married couple files for divorce, it is not uncommon for one spouse to have a better income and a better capacity to support his or herself financially. In these kinds of family law cases, New Jersey courts will often order the more financially successful spouse to pay the less affluent spouse alimony. However, in some areas of the United States, female ex-spouses are banding together, asking legislators for alimony reform.
Alimony can be a touchy subject for New Jersey women going through a divorce. One woman married when she was in her early 20s, but when she went through a divorce, she was required to pay $1,500 a month to her husband. She was the breadwinner in the relationship at that time, earning nearly double her husband's salary.
Going through a divorce is not easy, and that is probably an understatement. For many, it is an emotional rollercoaster, and it can be all the more difficult when the other spouse is not being cooperative. However, there is one simple thing that a New Jersey resident going through a divorce can do to make the process easier: organization.