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November 2016 Archives

Age factors into Social Security benefits and divorce

Many New Jersey spouses are aware that they are entitled to claim Social Security benefits based on the earnings record of a former spouse. However, new rules have changed the way in which those benefits can be claimed. Understanding those changes can help spouses make divorce decisions that are in their own best interests.

Divorce in New Jersey involves fair splitting of assets

For some couples ready to get married in New Jersey, thinking about the possibility of divorce is like thinking about the possibility of death: it is simply uncomfortable. For this reason, some couples enter marriage without putting together prenuptial agreements. However, not having a prenuptial agreement in place can be emotionally and financially costly down the road if these couples end up going through divorce.

Understanding how digital information can impact a divorce

Many New Jersey residents make use of one or more forms of digital data. Whether it is through email, documents created and stored on hard drives or photos stored to the cloud, people's lives have increasingly become digital. When it comes to divorce, it is important to understand how digital data can be used to gain leverage during the divorce process.

Family law proceeding: Divorce has financial implications

Sometimes a New Jersey marriage does not work out in the long term, in which case going through the divorce process is inevitable. Several issues have to be addressed in the area of asset division, which can be overwhelming no matter how few or many assets a person has accumulated. A few tips may help individuals to navigate this type of family law proceeding.

Former prostitute regains child custody rights

An unusual case has made headlines in New Jersey and across the nation. A mother of two lost her child custody rights based on her decision to work as a prostitute in a state where such employment is legal. Many parents face challenges to their rights to raise their children, and unfavorable outcomes lead many to pursue the matters in appeals courts.

Tips may help with retirement planning following divorce

The process of getting divorced in New Jersey deals not only an emotional blow but also a financial one. This is particularly the case for those who are planning to retire soon. However, it is not impossible to stay on track with one's retirement planning following divorce.

Is it possible to get spousal support back?

For many New Jersey spouses, having to provide ongoing financial support to their former partner is one of the most challenging aspects of a divorce. Many people feel that spousal support is an area of family law that needs to be overhauled, and some states are currently considering alterations to existing alimony law. There are certain cases in which a former spouse takes advantage of the financial support of their ex.

Keeping family home during divorce requires certain steps

In the family home, people create memories and experience some of life's most cherished moments. It is no wonder that the family home is often an object of contention during the process of divorce in New Jersey. One partner might decide to keep the house, in which case there are a few important financial considerations that need to be made.

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