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Budgeting for moving expenses at the end of a marriage

Planning to end a New Jersey marriage involves a substantial number of decisions, many of which must be made in a very short period of time. The outcome of those decisions will impact the lives of both spouses for many years to come, for better or for worse. Proper planning is critical to a favorable outcome, especially when it comes to relocating and setting up one's new home. Budgeting for a move is an important consideration at the end of a marriage.

One state has legislated collaborative divorce process

Many New Jersey readers are aware of collaboration and the benefits of a kinder, less contentious means of ending a marriage. Even so, collaborative divorce remains an approach that lies outside of the norm, which is shaped by parties who face off against one another and who often end up turning to the courts to determine the terms of their divorce. One state has taken a very strong approach to encouraging couples to settle their divorce differences through collaboration by enacting a law that requires at least an attempt at the collaborative process.

Why families sometimes insist on prenuptial agreements

The decision to enter into a premarital contract is one that should be made by two fully informed individuals, with a shared desire to outline the terms of a potential divorce. However, there are cases in which New Jersey families require prenuptial agreements as part of an estate planning approach. While that may seem heavy handed to some, the reasoning behind such a move is solid.

Child custody woes for Richard Williams, father of Venus and Sere

Virtually anyone in New Jersey who follows tennis knows the names of superstar sisters Venus and Serena Williams. The pair of powerhouse players have been credited with changing the face of the game, and their father, Richard Williams, is credited for pushing his daughters to push themselves. Richard Williams is now facing his own struggles as he moves through a child custody dispute with his soon-to-be-ex, Lakeisha Williams.

Huma Abedin delays divorce, child custody hearing

Few New Jersey readers are unaware of the trials and tribulations that Huma Abedin, close aide of Hillary Clinton, has gone through in recent years. Faced with multiple instances of bad behavior and even illegal acts on the part of her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner, Abedin has stood by her husband throughout. Now that Weiner has been charged with and pleaded guilty to sending sexually charged messages to a teenage girl, Abedin seems to have finally had enough. She has filed for divorce, and is gearing up for a child custody battle with her soon-to-be ex.

Bouncing back financially after a New Jersey divorce

For many New Jersey spouses, concerns about finances are a primary source of stress during the end of a marriage. It is difficult to predict the future, and hard to know how easy it will be to make ends meet once the divorce has been made final. Planning is key, but it is also necessary to have a plan for the unforeseeable. That means being ready to make serious financial changes to create a foundation for future stability.

Things to think about prior to filing for divorce

Many New Jersey residents can recall reading or hearing about celebrity marriages that ended but where the spouses later decided to remarry. It is important to understand that this is not only an issue that affects celebrities; regular people often remarry a spouse whom they previously divorced. When considering divorce, it is important to carefully consider all aspects of that important decision.

Can Donald Trump be blamed for causing couples to divorce?

It is impossible to turn on any new channel and not be bombarded with commentary on the early days of the Trump administration. Whether one loves or hates the new president, he has certainly made politics interesting. For some New Jersey couples, a failure to agree on whether Trump should be lauded or lambasted could lead to contention. In fact, researchers believe that serious political disagreements could lead some couples to seek a divorce.