In most cases, divorce is emotionally painful and physically exhausting. You likely do not know what to anticipate, what is worth fighting for or how long your divorce process will last.
The issue of paying for attorney's fees in a New Jersey Divorce or Family Law matter comes up often. There is no rule in family law cases that the party who files for divorce or begins the custody dispute must pay for the other party's attorney. There is, however, authority in the law for a judge to potentially require one person to advance or pay the other party's fees. Family Court is a Court of equity, meaning the element of fairness is to be considered when a judge has to decide an issue. New Jersey law therefore gives a judge authority to grant an award of attorney's fees based on the financial situation if needed to level the playing field - to prevent one party from prevailing simply because he or she can afford to pay an attorney more. A judge may also award attorney's fees when one party has acted in bad faith, such as by violating a Court Order or taking a position that is blatantly unreasonable.
Men and fathers face some particularly challenging obstacles when they divorce. Historically, the family legal system has often favored women and mothers in the traditional roles of homemaker and dependent.
Social media is one of the most common places people turn during difficult times. People go to Facebook, Instagram and even dating sites looking for support, love and an outlet to share difficult feelings.
There is no doubt that divorce is one of the most difficult experiences many people go through.
For years, there has been a connection linking divorce rates between parents and their kids showing that "divorce runs in the family". Studies conducted have suggested that the link stems from raising a child in a divorce household, which exposes them to the experience of divorce.
We often discuss the complications of dividing assets after divorce, however, it can also be difficult to figure out what to do with property you keep after divorce. For instance, you might be struggling to figure out what to do with your wedding ring and other jewelry that symbolized important events in your marriage.
It is no secret that marriage is difficult. In fact, for a lot of people, it is far more difficult than they could have imagined. In many cases, the challenges of marriage prove to be too great and a couple divorces.
According to recent statistics, the current rate of marriage in the U.S. has declined to roughly 50 percent. At the same time, the number of people who live with a partner and/or raise a child outside of marriage is increasing.
If you are getting married, one of the last things you are probably thinking about is divorce. Unfortunately, ignoring the subject of divorce doesn't change the fact that many relationships ultimately end this way.