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Pet prenups becoming popular in the event of divorce

When people in New Jersey squabble during a divorce, the battle often has to do with their shared assets and property. However, one piece of property that particularly sparks conflict during divorce is the family pet. Even though the court system views pets as property, their owners naturally view them as other members of the family. It is for this reason that pet prenuptial agreements are becoming increasingly common.

Making decisions in divorce can be tricky in New Jersey

Divorce can be challenging to navigate because of the emotional and financial matters involved. It can also be difficult if issues such as child custody are at the center of the divorce proceeding. A few tips may help divorcing individuals in New Jersey to make wise decisions that are personally favorable as well as beneficial to the kids during this type of family law proceeding.

Child custody may spark conflict during divorce

A divorce in New Jersey can take an emotional toll not only on the divorcing individuals but also on their children. This is particularly true if the kids are at the center of a child custody dispute between the parents. Coming up with a parenting agreement that affords both parents time with the kids following divorce may be immensely helpful for the entire family.

What happens if child support payments are not made?

When New Jersey parents divorce or separate, a considerable amount of time may be spent deciding issues of custody and support. When it comes to child support, the court enters an order based on statutory guidelines and any extenuating circumstances that may exist in a particular case. From this point forward, the custodial parents expects to receive court-ordered payments each month to help support the couple's children. However, what happens if the non-custodial parent fails to comply with the order?

Another Hollywood marriage will end in divorce

New Jersey readers will most likely agree that being married is challenging enough for people who are not famous. It might be fair to say that Hollywood celebrities -- and other people who live their lives in the public eye -- have an additional challenge that can easily stress even the best relationship. That could be why Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner guard their relationship from the public -- even now that they are planning to divorce.