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Keegan-Michael Key's spousal support agreement made public

Many people in New Jersey might venture to guess that two decades of marriage would mean that a couple has a chance to make it a lifetime together. Unfortunately, some couples grow apart over the years, despite the appearance of longevity. Keegan-Michael Key and his wife are one of the recent celebrity couples to go their separate ways. The couple recently officially ended their 20 years of marriage after a family law court approved their spousal support agreement. 

Divorce on the horizon for Tamar Braxton and husband

Many New Jersey residents likely watched the 2017 BET Soul Train awards that took place in Las Vegas. As viewers listened to 40-year-old Tamar Braxton perform on the show, they may not have known her heartache. She has recently filed for divorce from her husband, Vince Herbert.  

Divorce reports for Hollywood couple

Celebrity relationships and marriages often appear to be a fairytale until they end. Just like the end of any marriage in New Jersey, a celebrity's divorce can be painful, humiliating and bitter. Unfortunately for celebrities, all of their marital secrets are splashed in the media for anyone to read. Georgina Chapman has recently announced her separation and plans for divorce from her husband, Harvey Weinstein, after multiple women have accused him of sexual assault.

Breaking divorce news to your children

Your children are accustomed to living with both of their parents. They feel stable in having you both there because that is the only arrangement they've ever known. If you and your husband decide that the marriage is over, one of the most difficult first steps may be breaking the news to the kids.

Understanding how divorce will impact taxes

For most New Jersey residents who are going through the end of a marriage, their upcoming tax return is the last thing on their minds. It is important, however, to think about the impact that a divorce will have on one's tax obligation in the years to follow. That understanding can help both spouses to plan for their financial futures. 

How to select the best possible divorce attorney

One of the first steps that any New Jersey spouse must take when preparing to end a marriage is selecting a legal representative to guide that process. Choosing a divorce attorney can be an intimidating task. For many people, this is the first time that they have had the need for family legal services, and knowing where to begin can be a challenge.

Budgeting for moving expenses at the end of a marriage

Planning to end a New Jersey marriage involves a substantial number of decisions, many of which must be made in a very short period of time. The outcome of those decisions will impact the lives of both spouses for many years to come, for better or for worse. Proper planning is critical to a favorable outcome, especially when it comes to relocating and setting up one's new home. Budgeting for a move is an important consideration at the end of a marriage.

One state has legislated collaborative divorce process

Many New Jersey readers are aware of collaboration and the benefits of a kinder, less contentious means of ending a marriage. Even so, collaborative divorce remains an approach that lies outside of the norm, which is shaped by parties who face off against one another and who often end up turning to the courts to determine the terms of their divorce. One state has taken a very strong approach to encouraging couples to settle their divorce differences through collaboration by enacting a law that requires at least an attempt at the collaborative process.

Why families sometimes insist on prenuptial agreements

The decision to enter into a premarital contract is one that should be made by two fully informed individuals, with a shared desire to outline the terms of a potential divorce. However, there are cases in which New Jersey families require prenuptial agreements as part of an estate planning approach. While that may seem heavy handed to some, the reasoning behind such a move is solid.