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Steps to take and avoid during the marital dissolution process

The divorce process is inherently complicated, both emotionally and financially. This is true whether you have been married five years or 50 years. It is also true no matter how many or few assets you and your spouse have.

Even in the best divorce situation, tempers can quickly run high, with every decision becoming more trying than the previous one. However, the decisions made have long-lasting impacts, so it is critical that you strive to make your decisions based on logic versus emotion. A few tips can help you with making the best decisions during the marital dissolution process in New Jersey.

Protect your future with a prenuptial agreement

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but there is more to preparing for marriage than meets the eye. Many New Jersey couples take care to plan an amazing wedding and prepare for life together, but few remember or see the necessity of protecting their futures with a prenuptial agreement.

Should I consider divorce mediation?

The process of divorce can admittedly be stressful not only emotionally but also financially. In many situations, couples who are getting divorced resort to litigation to resolve their disputes. Unfortunately, the judge presiding over a divorce case may end up making decisions that are not personally favorable for one or both parties. This is why divorce mediation is growing in popularity in the United States, including in New Jersey.

With mediation, a couple can work together to address their differences during a divorce. They rely on a neutral third party to help them with resolving their issues. Divorce mediation is a multi-step process that offers an array of benefits.

Study: couples with "gimmick" wedding dates more likely to divorce

In a surprising study by the University of Melbourne, couples who marry on special dates like Valentine's Day, 11/11/11, 9/9/99, or 12/12/12 are up to 36 percent more likely to divorce.

The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research found that 18 to 36 percent of couples married on those dates are more likely to get divorced than those wed on "normal" dates. They studied 1.1 million weddings performed in the Netherlands from 1999 to 2013 among couples aged 18 to 60 years old. They then calculated the divorce rates over that time - of 100 couples who married on those dates, how many broke up?

Finding A Better Way To Divorce

When you hear the word divorce, do images of warring spouses and contentious courtroom battles come to mind? Unfortunately, today these types of scenarios are readily associated with the divorce process. In reality, however, many divorcing couples share the common goals of resolving divorce-related issues in a civil, timely and cost-efficient manner.

What Is Mediation?

For some divorcing spouses, mediation provides a favorable alternative to the traditional divorce process. Through the mediation process, divorcing spouses come together and meet face-to-face to discuss issues related to their divorce. The conversation is meant to be constructive and respectful in nature and is facilitated by an impartial third-party mediator.

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