3 Tips for Negotiating Alimony

alimony negotiationsAlimony is financial support that is given by one spouse to another in a divorce. How much spousal support is paid and for how long depends on several factors including length of the marriage and the income of both spouses. If you find yourself in the midst of a divorce and know that you will need some financial assistance from your soon to be ex, here are some tips to help you successfully negotiate the support that you deserve. Read more

7 Tips For Surviving Your Husband’s Midlife Crisis

surviving a midlife crisisIf your 50-year-old husband wakes up one morning and tells you life has passed him by, you may have visions of him zooming off in a red Porsche with a new partner half his age. Don’t panic! Your husband’s midlife crisis doesn’t necessarily mean you’re headed for divorce court. How he chooses to handle it is up to him, but there are things you can do to support him and keep your marriage in tact. (Dealing with a wife’s midlife crisis? Read our companion blog: 7 Tips for Surviving Your Wife’s Midlife Crisis!) Read more

7 Tips For Surviving Your Wife’s Midlife Crisis

female midlife crisis If your wife is over 35 and seems dissatisfied with her life — and you — she may be going through that common affliction of middle age: a midlife crisis. Read on to learn the signs and symptoms of a mid-life crisis, and what you can do to give your spouse the support and space she needs to figure things out.

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Want To Get A Quick Divorce? Mediation May Be The Answer

save time in your divorceIn our world where so many things are instantly available at our fingertips, divorcing couples increasingly want to know how to minimize the time it takes to complete the process — without sacrificing the quality of their settlement. The easiest way to get a quick divorce? For many couples, the answer is divorce mediation. Mediating a divorce can save time — and big bonus — it can also save considerable amounts of money.

Here’s how the process works. Read more

6 Signs Your Spouse Is A Compulsive Shopper

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It’s common for couples to argue over finances, but repeated arguments about spending and bills may be a sign that one or both people suffers from compulsive shopping: a pattern of impulsive buying that causes negative consequences. Has your spouse’s Amazon Prime habit, or love for the local shopping center, turned into an addiction? Here are 6 warning signs to watch out for… Read more

My Ex-Spouse Died, Who Gets The Life Insurance?

Life insurance and divorceCustody, parenting time, the marital house, the bank accounts: all are issues that divorcing couples have on the forefront of their minds, probably because who is going to live in the marital home and who gets custody of the children are issues that are in the present. The here and now. But, what about future issues that may arise after the divorce is over — like what happens to life insurance spouses may hold? Read more

Six Crucial Financial Steps to Take Before You File For Divorce

Making the decision to divorce is not easy. While you may be certain that your marriage is over, you may not be sure what steps to take in order to prepare for your upcoming divorce, especially when it comes to preparing your finances. To help you enter the divorce process as safeguarded and protected as possible, here are 5 critical steps to protect your financial health. Read more

5 Steps To Overcoming Divorce Shame

divorce shameOvercoming divorce shame requires time and discipline, but it can be done! Here are 5 steps you can take to rid yourself of this toxic emotion and live a meaningful life. Read more

Dogs & Divorce: Who Gets Custody?

pet custodyAmy and Josh are going thru a divorce and are, for the most part, amicable. Their one stumbling block to settling their case? Their beloved dog, Max. Max, an English Bulldog, was purchased by Amy prior to the couple getting married, but while the couple lived together. They have no children (human, that is) and they both want “custody” of Max.

With National Pet Day coming in April, we are all reminded just how beloved and special our pets are. Without question, many consider their furry friends to be family. But, New Jersey still considers pets, at least in a legal sense, to be property, when a dispute arises with couples who are separating or divorcing. Read more

Why A Post-Nuptial Agreement Could Be Good For Your Relationship

Post-nuptial AgreementsIf you wish you’d negotiated a prenup before you said “I do,” a post-nuptial agreement may be exactly what you need right now to help you feel more secure about your future – and your relationship. The secret to marital bliss? Find out why for some couples, it’s the peace of mind that comes from having a post-nup in place. Read more