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Family law proceeding of divorce more common among the elderly

In the New Year, people in New Jersey may be eager to finally get divorced and move on with their lives. However, the divorce process can be tough both emotionally and financially. A few tips may help individuals who are going through the dissolution of a marriage to approach the process in a positive way.

People at the beginning of a new year often make New Year's resolutions. Instead of making these types of resolutions, it can be helpful for people who are going through divorce or who are newly divorced to make post-divorce resolutions. One may be to strive to live life completely, which might be different for different people. It is important for people to determine what it means for them to live life to the fullest.

Another post-divorce resolution that may be helpful to make is to spend less money and put more into savings. Following divorce, it is necessary to survive on less money than what one had before. Finally, it is important to avoid complaining about one's situation and simply look at the bright side of life's circumstances.

If two people in New Jersey are able to work together on a divorce settlement with legal guidance by negotiating on matters such as asset division, they may be able to minimize the stress and conflict often associated with getting divorced. However, if they cannot see eye to eye, a judge will have to decide for them how these matters will be handled. Unfortunately, the outcome may not be in alignment with either party's wishes.

Source: goodmenproject.com, "Three Resolutions EVERY Divorced Man Should Make -- and Keep", Karen Finn, Dec. 31, 2016

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