Following your divorce, when can you retire and expect a reduction or termination of alimony? The Courts in New Jersey recognize age 65 as a normal retirement age. See Silvan v. Sylvan 267 N.J. Super. 578 (App. Div. 1993). Why 65? Because that was the Social Security full retirement age at the time. However, a court must consider a number of other factors, besides age, to determine whether a reduction or termination of alimony is appropriate.
Earlier this week, we discussed the fact that many newly divorced parents in Somerville may feel overwhelmed while making the transition from married life to the single life, but additional challenges may also arise when children are involved.
If you are choosing a family law lawyer in Somerset or Hunterdon Counties, should you pick someone who practices only family law? In my experience, no. Lawyers are problem solvers. Too often, those who practice only in one field, despite having knowledge in that field, are unable to bring a fresh perspective to their work. In short, they fall into rote ways of approaching and solving problems.
Making the transition from married life to the single life can be challenging for any newly divorced person in New Jersey, but those with younger children may especially find it more difficult to adjust to their new life.
There are a variety of complex issues that must be addressed when a couple divorces in New Jersey including: child custody, child support and the division of marital property. Couples often feel relieved once they reach agreements regarding these complex issues, but if these settlements are not carefully thought through, an agreement could come back to haunt a divorcee.
Divorce is certainly not uncommon in the state of New Jersey, but a recent U.S. Census report suggests that New Jersey does have the lowest divorce rate in the country. This may be great news for couples who are getting married this fall and for newlyweds, but does this statistic mean that married couples are happier in the Garden State?
Determining the amount a parent may owe in child support is not based on a simple calculation in the state of New Jersey. Many factors are taken into consideration including: parenting schedules, the effect the economy has had on the financial stability of an individual and whether or not a non-working parent should seek a job.
There are many reasons why Americans choose to divorce. Couples may grow apart, spouses may not be able to reconcile if one has been unfaithful and stress from financial problems can take a toll on marriages. But one serious issue that is often neglected when discussing the many reasons for divorce is domestic violence.
The first day of the Jewish High Holidays occurred with Rosh Hashanah last Wednesday night, the beginning of the Jewish New Year. The next few weeks between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Simchat Torah will be filled with celebrations for Jewish families and communities. The holidays have an emphasis on renewal and family. For families going through divorce, the High Holidays can be especially meaningful and also difficult.
Women who have gone through a divorce are frequently found in possession of clothing and accessories that only serve to remind them of the time when they were married. Sometimes, the clothing collections feature well-known designer labels that spend their days relegated to the back of the closet.
Divorce can have a big impact on a small business, which means that small business owners should take steps to protect themselves in the event of a divorce or other major financial life event. A recent piece in Reuters lays out some of the challenges that a small business can face during a divorce and a few ways to better prepare for those challenges.