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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. 

Attorneys report a rise in prenuptial agreements

Changes in how society approaches student loans, credit card debt and getting married later in life are all reasons that may encourage couples who are about to marry to discuss the possibility that the marriage may not last forever. Although it can be a sensitive subject to address, many New Jersey couples are recognizing the benefits of prenuptial agreements. While it was traditionally only considered when individuals had significant wealth to protect, many couples are finding there are other ways an agreement prior to marriage can be helpful.

Planning for your child's future during your divorce

With the end of a marriage comes various financial issues that the two parties must address, issues pertaining to both immediate financial needs and those for the future. One thing New Jersey parents would be wise to address in detail during their divorce is the need for college tuition for their kids. Taking care of that potentially complex issue now can reduce the chance of continued problems long-term.

Some couples attribute student loan debt as factor in divorce

There has been a lot of discussion about the increase in student debt over the last couple of decades. In order to achieve a post-secondary degree, many individuals take on thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Unfortunately, the debt can become a burden for many, including married couples. New Jersey married couples may be interested in the financial stress that can occur because of student loan debt and the role it can have in a couple's divorce.

Exlaining a divorce to children is often diffuclt

When a couple is headed for separation, the people around them are often aware that problems may exist. Because of the close proximity, the children are often not ignorant of issues that may exist between parents. Many New Jersey couples may find that explaining a divorce to children and the reasons behind it one of the most difficult parts of the marriage ending.

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