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Divorce and the holidays: How to cope

For many people here in New Jersey, the end of the year is a happy occasion that involves spending time with family. For those who have gone through a divorce, especially if it is recent, this time of year may be less pleasant. Some struggle to enjoy themselves due to hurt feelings and complicated questions about exactly how to handle this time of year. Fortunately, experts say that there several strategies for divorced parents who want to make the holidays as pleasant as possible for their children.

How does cheating impact a couple's chance of getting a divorce?

There are many reasons that people decide to end their marriages, but some of them are more common than others. One reason many people decide to end their marriage is because of infidelity. When one spouse cheats on another, either physically or emotionally, it can break the other person's trust beyond repair. However, infidelity doesn't always end in divorce. Several studies have examined cheating and its effects on relationships, and the results may interest those here in New Jersey who are considering ending their relationships.

Could a "sleep divorce" be good for marriage?

There are many reasons that people decide to get a divorce. Incompatibility is often a big factor in the end of a marriage. Some couples try to find new and creative ways to deal with differences that may help preserve their relationships. One idea that is gaining in popularity is known as a "sleep divorce." Couples in New Jersey may be interested to hear exactly what this involves and how it might actually save their marriage.

Sharing debt may have an impact on divorce

Divorces happen for a number of reasons, to all types of people. One of the most common factors that couples point to as a reason for divorce has to do with disagreements over money. This may be particularly true for couples who have a great amount of debt. A recent study found some interesting gender differences in how couples manage debt in their relationship. Anyone considering a divorce in New Jersey may find the results informative.

Taxes can be complex in a high asset divorce

When people make the decision to get a divorce, they generally do not do so lightly. They know that they will have to make choices about how to divide their assets and how to handle custody of their children if they have any. One matter that may not get a lot of attention is the impact that a high asset divorce can have on taxes. Experts say there are two things that people in New Jersey and all over the nation may want to consider when they file for divorce.

Pursuing a fair property division settlement in a divorce

When a person feels the need to end his or her marriage, there are certain things he or she can do to prepare. Individuals who seek a strong property division settlement will be better prepared to adjust financially after the divorce is final, and this can start even before the initial papers are filed. The end of a marriage will affect both New Jersey spouses, but it is possible to secure long-term stability and security.

How older adults can protect their interests in a divorce

Divorce will inevitably bring financial changes to both parties in a divorce. These changes have the potential to impact long-term interests, particularly if the parties are nearing retirement age. Older individuals in New Jersey who are facing divorce will find it beneficial to learn more about how they can protect their financial interests, particularly those related to their long-term security after they stop working.

What happens to jointly held investments in a divorce?

The financial impact of a divorce can be significant for a New Jersey couple. The choice to end a marriage can affect everything from lifestyle choices to retirement plans. A person facing the prospect of divorce would be wise to think about how he or she can pursue a fair property division order. This would include terms regarding what will happen to jointly held investment accounts.

What documents should be updated after divorce?

The process of ending a marriage has a number of different details that need to be handled. It can feel overwhelming for a lot of people as they try to navigate the changes. There are several different documents related to finances that have to be updated or changed. New Jersey residents who are going through divorce may find the following tips from experts helpful about what to do.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie at odds over high asset divorce

Many people might assume that having a lot of money solves any problem imaginable. However, that is a very simplistic view. For those here in New Jersey who are going through a divorce, having a great deal of wealth can actually complicate matters as both spouses and their professional teams work to determine the best way to split assets. Even people in Hollywood aren't immune, as evidenced by the fact that movie stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are still trying to settle their high asset divorce.

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