Why Financial Infidelity Often Leads to Divorce
The term “infidelity” often brings the thought of extramarital affairs to mind. But, a romantic affair is not the only type of infidelity that can damage a marriage. Financial infidelity, or being dishonest with your spouse about your financial situation, is one of the most common causes of divorce. Here’s why: Lifestyle Differences Financial infidelity often stems from differences in the way that each spouse wants to live his or...
What to Do When Your Ex is Violating the Child Custody Order
Both parents are legally obligated to comply with child custody orders issued by the court. But, some parents refuse to fulfill this legal obligation. Failing to drop your child off with you on time, preventing you from communicating with your child, or intentionally scheduling appointments and trips during your time with your child are some of the common ways that parents violate child custody orders. If your ex-spouse is violating...
Will I Stop Receiving Alimony When I Enter A New Relationship?
During a divorce, the judge has the authority to order your spouse to pay alimony, also known as spousal support, to you. Alimony allows you to maintain the lifestyle you have grown accustomed to during your marriage. However, it rarely lasts forever. There are a number of factors that affect the length of time that alimony is paid, including the receiving party’s relationship status. If you are currently receiving alimony,...
How to Tell Your Kids About Your Divorce
Telling your kids about your decision to end your marriage is one of the hardest parts of divorce. Most children want their parents to stay together forever, which is why it is so difficult for them to hear about divorce. Fortunately, there are several ways that parents can help their children process the news in a healthy manner. Follow these tips: Do it together. It’s best for both parents to tell their...
How to Spot Asset Hiding Like a Pro
In New Jersey as in other states, both spouses party to a divorce must fully disclose all their assets and income streams. New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. This means the spouses must fairly divide their marital assets. In an effort to shrink the pool of marital assets, some spouses resort to hiding assets through a variety of methods. This may have the result of depriving the innocent spouse of what’s rightfully his or...
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