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Divorce trends and concerns for those in New Jersey


New Jersey residents who are considering divorce have many questions regarding the legal process. There are trends that have emerged about those who are considering divorce and what they're thinking. Recently, a study was conducted to find out what those trends are in a divorce legal proceeding.

In a recent study conducted of those who used an online legal marketplace, the biggest concern for those without children contemplating a divorce is the cost associated with the divorce. Property division is the second biggest concern. For those who have children, child custody is the biggest concern, followed by the cost of the divorce. The average cost of a divorce in the United States is $15,000, with those divorces that are more complicated and have more assets being even higher.

With the idea of how much a divorce may cost in mind, a person who is considering a divorce may want to take some preliminary steps. One step could be starting to set aside money for a legal fund. It is also important to make sure a person has good credit established in their own name. Credit cards and mortgages can be difficult to obtain for a newly single woman with no work history.

If a New Jersey resident is considering a divorce, it may be a good idea to consult with a legal expert who is skilled in family law. They can help a person navigate through the complicated legal proceedings and make important decision about issues such as spousal support, child support, child custody and property division. All of these can be difficult for a person to navigate on their own, so the help a legal professional can lend to the situation can be invaluable.

Source: Forbes, "Two divorce trends identified in the legal marketplace," Jeff Landers, Sept. 10, 2013

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