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Dividing Up Property During Divorce

Determining which spouse will retain certain property after divorce can be a very sensitive issue among divorcing couples. Additionally, if the parties do agree, it is best to have a divorce lawyer review any agreements to protect you from issues that may arise in the future and to be sure that all assets have been […]

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TCJA Tax Laws Affect Alimony Payments

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will directly affect those who are facing a divorce and alimony payments. This major tax code change goes into effect January 1, 2019, and there are specific revisions in the new law that you should consider if you are planning to divorce. Before this law was […]

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Shielding Children from Divorce Drama

Going through the process of divorce can be stressful for all parties involved, especially for the children. Parents should never inform children of the faults or infidelities of the other parent involved in the divorce. Children only need to know the facts that directly affect them, such as parenting time and any other life changes […]

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Divorce Can Lead to Larger Families

A recent study by the University of Massachusetts Boston found that divorce and remarriage contribute to larger American households by 66 percent, on average. A similar study, conducted by Bowling Green State University, also found that 30 percent of people over the age of 50 have been married more than once. Divorce and remarriage occurs […]

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Getting Through the Holidays After Divorce

Entering the holiday season after a divorce can be tough. It is best to surround yourself with family and friends during this time to keep you occupied and surrounded by those who support you. There are numerous ways for people who are newly divorced to enjoy the holidays. Holidays with Children After divorce, getting through […]

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Social Security and Divorce

Per federal law, married couples qualify for social security benefits once one partner reaches retirement age and files for benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) lists 66 as the full retirement age for people born before the year of 1955. People born in 1960 will reach full retirement age once they become 67. Workers that […]

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The Cost of Gray Divorces

Today, it is far more common for couples over age 50 to divorce than it was in previous decades. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. There are several differences between these divorces and divorces among younger couples, such as the lack of child custody issues and the reality that one or both partners might […]

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Divorce Facts to Know Before Getting Married

While many believe that divorce is more common than ever, that is not necessarily the case. In 2015, the divorce rate hit a 40-year low, with 16.9 divorces for every 1,000 women that year. The study, performed by Bowling Green State University, is one of many that helped to determine many facts regarding the nature […]

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New Jersey Towns With the Highest Domestic Violence Rates

The New Jersey State Police recently released the 33rd Annual Domestic Violence report. It shows that, although domestic violence for 2015 was slightly lower than the previous year (down one percent), there are still locations that are troubling. These crimes signal the end of a relationship. After an episode of domestic violence, no matter the […]

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Keeping A Family Together Following A Divorce

Keeping a family together after a divorce may seem like an oxymoron, but it is necessary for the emotional and mental health of the children. It can even benefit the divorcing parties. The idea of ‘keeping a family together’ after a divorce is really about keeping the lines of communication open and being actively involved […]

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