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Even after divorce, Social Security benefits may be available

People in New Jersey whose marriages last at least 10 years might also be able to draw on their former spouse's Social Security benefits after retirement. If they remarry, they might forfeit these benefits, but not always. If the former spouse is deceased, the remarriage happened after the person was 60 and the ex-spouse's benefits are higher than remarried partner's own benefits, then the person may draw on those benefits.

Divorce: how to tell your kids about it

Divorce is one of the most challenging aspects of the human experience. It's even more difficult for parents who have to explain to their children that Mommy and Daddy are parting ways. Many parents struggle to find the right way to tell their kids. However, the following tips can serve as a guide to having this difficult conversation.

Making decisions about a mortgage during a divorce

While divorce is often the best option for many couples, the process of dissolving a marriage can still be difficult. One of the biggest challenges those in New Jersey and other states face when divorcing is how to handle the house and a mortgage. This applies when a house is joint property, and there are a number of options available.