How to prepare for marriage and hopefully avoid a Divorce

Here’s a few scary divorce statistics from the US Census Bureau: Almost 50% of marriages in the US end in Divorce. In the US, 2,400 Divorces are finalized every day. Yes, you read that right, 2,400 per day for a whopping total of 876,000 per year! The average length of those marriages that end in Divorce is 8 years The rate of Divorce increases with each subsequent marriage Yes, I know, those are disappointing statistics. However, the good news is the number of people getting Divorced has been steadily declining for the last few years. Over half of the couples that Divorce blame it on inability to communicate / arguing to much. The number one issue that couples argue about is money. Whi

I’m thinking about filing for Divorce, what should I do to prepare?

My marriage has been falling apart and I’ve made the difficult decision to start Divorce proceedings. But I have no idea what I should do first. Can you give me some guidance? That’s a question I received recently. Deciding to officially start the process to end your marriage may be one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever make, and the Divorce process can be one of the most emotional and difficult times you’ll ever go through in your life. But being prepared can make things easier. First, decide what you want out of the Divorce. Some common considerations are: Residential custody of any children – i.e. do you want to be the parent the children live with most of the time? Child support


Hey guys! I know it's been quite a while since you've heard from me. I had a hectic few months. Between taking a 3 month maternity leave from April to July then returning to two trials and numerous Court hearings, all while working it's been a hectic few months. I'm finally catching up on things and I have some important information for your about a recent change to New Jersey Child Support Laws. As you may have recalled, even if you earned no income at all, the Court still had to use income for you for child support purposes (this is referred to as imputing income). If you were the parent paying child support, you were not automatically entitled to a calculation immediately upon becomin

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