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How debt is divided in a divorce

Getting divorced involves various complications and difficulties including the distribution of assets. Have you thought about your marital debts? Debt is treated as an asset in a divorce. If you do not know what debt you will be responsible for after the divorce, it is time to learn the basics about dividing debt.

How to protect your financial assets during a divorce

As you may be learning from experience, the divorce process can be incredibly stressful. Not only can a divorce be emotionally distressing, but it can also have a negative impact on your finances. If you're not careful, you can make mistakes that will impact your financial situation for the rest of your life. Here are a few tips that should help you protect your financial assets during a divorce.

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.

The top 3 financial mistakes women make during a divorce

Getting a divorce can take an emotional and physical toll on a person, but it can also take a financial toll. Often, the biggest financial hardship is placed on the woman, especially if she has been dependent on her husband for income and support. Even women who work outside the home find that they can be taken advantage of in a divorce, but there are ways to mitigate the damage. That starts with understanding the top financial mistakes that women make during a divorce, so those mistakes can be avoided.

Three tips for a beneficial child custody arrangement

You may believe that arriving at a win-win solution in a child custody dispute is impossible. However, it is possible for you and your spouse to create a child custody plan that is mutually beneficial and allows a good relationship with your children to be maintained.

How are retirement assets divided in New Jersey divorces?

When going through a divorce, it is necessary for the couple to split their assets. Since retirement assets often make up a significant portion of these assets, one of the most commonly asked questions is how they are divided during a divorce. The answer to the question is very complicated, but it is a good idea to understand the basics of property division in this area during a divorce.

9 signs that your spouse may be hiding assets

In New Jersey, if you decide to get a divorce, the marital property is divided equally between you and your spouse. Although many assume that this is a 50-50 split, circumstances may warrant giving more property to one spouse over another. Because of this, some spouses attempt to save some of the marital property for themselves and try to hide it from the other spouse. To ensure fair property division, everyone contemplating a divorce should watch out for signs that their spouse is attempting to hide property.

Expert advice is necessary if a divorce involves a family business

One of the most contentious areas of divorce is property division. This is particularly the case in high net worth divorces, where the divorcing couple is more likely to own a small business. If you are in such a situation, you are not alone, as the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that married couples own 3.7 million businesses in the U.S. Having a closely held business can raise a couple of difficult issues that are not present in most run-of-the-mill divorces. To resolve them, help from outside experts is often needed during the divorce process.

Are joint custody arrangements less stressful for kids?

Earlier this week, a group of Swedish researchers published the results of a groundbreaking study that has many family experts and legal professionals buzzing about its potential implications for child custody arrangements here in the U.S.

Should you consider using mediation in your divorce?

If you are considering a divorce, you may associate the divorce process as a drawn-out affair full of bad feelings and acrimony. Although this may be true for some, thankfully, your divorce does not necessarily have to be that way, as in New Jersey, you have the option to choose to mediation, rather than litigation, in your divorce.