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Are children of divorce more likely to get a divorce themselves?

Families of all kinds experience divorce. It happens to people in New Jersey regardless of age, race or socioeconomic status. However, there are certain factors that can make it more likely that a marriage will not last. One of the things that can increase the chance of divorce is whether each spouse's parents were also divorced. Though experts have always suspected a connection between a parent's divorce and the adult child's, there is now scientific research to back this claim.

Divorce rates dropping due to millennials

Even when a divorce is right for everyone involved, it can still be a difficult event in a person's life. Perhaps that is why, according to recent research, younger people are finding ways to avoid getting divorced. Millennials are often blamed for declines in various industries, and the wedding industry may be the next casualty. Experts speculate that the dropping divorce rates among this age demographic may be due to several different factors that New Jersey families may find informative.

Should stay-at-home parents get an equal share from the divorce?

Few people would dispute the fact that raising children is an important and valuable undertaking. However, since being a homemaker generally does not generate any income, many people in New Jersey and elsewhere differ on how parenting should be valued during a divorce. There are those who argue that stay-at-home parents are entitled to a fair share of marital assets, despite the fact that they did not directly financially contribute to the relationship. Other people aren't quite so sure. One study appears to reveal that gender is a big contributor to people's opinions on this subject.

High asset divorce lessons from Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos

Most people navigating divorce proceedings will experience difficulties at some point in the process. This is especially true in cases where one or both spouses own a great deal of assets. However, experts say that there are ways for people to get through a high asset divorce with as little animosity as possible. They point to the recent divorce of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, as an example. His divorce offers several lessons for those here in New Jersey in a similar situation.

Protecting online life during a divorce

Divorcing in today's world has many different challenges than it did in the past. Technology and the internet have created an entirely new category of matters that will have to be managed during the divorce process. Luckily, experts have several tips for people here in New Jersey who are considering a divorce and are unsure of how to handle the digital side of life.

Education levels of children of divorce affected differently

Most people agree that even when a divorce is the right choice for two parents, their children may struggle with the process. This doesn't mean that New Jersey parents shouldn't get a divorce, but it is helpful to understand how the event may affect their children. One study revealed that the education levels of children may be affected by divorce, but, interestingly, one demographic seemed to show more negative effects than others -- children from affluent families.

Research shows benefit to kids able to text parents after divorce

These days, there seems to be a new study every week that says that social media and cell phones are harming people, especially children. Families in New Jersey have likely heard these warnings and may have some concerns. However, recent research is finding something new -- that children of divorce benefit from connecting to their parents over social media and texting.

Alimony payments affected by new tax laws in 2019

The end of the year can bring a great deal of change for many families. Some changes are positive, but this can also be a time of year where people decide to divorce. People here in New Jersey may have questions about how divorce will affect their finances due to some new tax laws that will take effect in 2019. Alimony payments will be treated a bit differently, and it is important for divorcing spouses to be aware of these developments.

How the holidays may affect child custody for New Jersey families

This time of year can bring a great deal of joy for many people here in New Jersey and across the country. The winter season often represents a time to be with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many people, the holidays can also bring a lot of stress, and for divorced families in particular, this time of year can be a struggle. Divorced parents who share children often have to determine exactly how to navigate their child custody arrangements. However, there are ways for blended families to cope and ensure that their holiday season is as positive as it can be.

Reality star Jenny Farley files for divorce

After watching the drama surrounding the castmates of the popular TV series, "Jersey Shore," fans may be surprised to learn that one of the show's favorite couples is entering divorce proceedings. Though viewers are used to seeing the stars of the show face legal issues, relationship drama and other real-world hardships, many did not anticipate that one of the show's favorite couples was facing marital troubles. Reports have recently surfaced that New Jersey resident and reality star Jenny Farley filed for divorce from her husband of three years. 

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