When New Jersey parents decide to divorce, they usually both want to stay in their kids' lives. Furthermore, many parents work outside the home and lead active social lives. These are some of the reasons why joint child custody is increasingly common when parents decide to separate. While joint custody can benefit children in many ways, there are also some tensions and difficulties that can arise. When exes keep some key principles in mind, they can help to make shared custody a more successful endeavor.
People in New Jersey who are 50 and older might be more likely to get a divorce compared to earlier generations because of a change in expectations about marriage, longer life spans or a greater likelihood that the marriage is not a first one. Research says divorce is up in this age group, and while many people may go on to more fulfilling lives after their marriages end, it is also important for older people to be mindful of their health.
Women in New Jersey and around the country often find themselves financially vulnerable following a divorce according to a study released on July 11 by Worthy. The online auction marketplace polled 1,785 women who were either divorced, contemplating one or in the process of ending their marriage, and they discovered that many of them lacked financial knowledge and had made no plans for their retirements. This could be why half of the respondents said that living on a single income was one of their biggest financial fears.