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Breaking divorce news to your children

Your children are accustomed to living with both of their parents. They feel stable in having you both there because that is the only arrangement they've ever known. If you and your husband decide that the marriage is over, one of the most difficult first steps may be breaking the news to the kids.

Understanding how divorce will impact taxes

For most New Jersey residents who are going through the end of a marriage, their upcoming tax return is the last thing on their minds. It is important, however, to think about the impact that a divorce will have on one's tax obligation in the years to follow. That understanding can help both spouses to plan for their financial futures. 

How to select the best possible divorce attorney

One of the first steps that any New Jersey spouse must take when preparing to end a marriage is selecting a legal representative to guide that process. Choosing a divorce attorney can be an intimidating task. For many people, this is the first time that they have had the need for family legal services, and knowing where to begin can be a challenge.

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.