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How does divorcing after 50 affect women?

Are you a woman age 50 or over who is considering or moving forward with a divorce? You are not alone. The divorce rate in this demographic has doubled in the U.S. since 1990. Every situation is unique, of course, but few life changes can be more emotionally and financially devastating than divorce. Read on to learn how to best prepare yourself emotionally and financially for this life-change.

Here are some key things to know so you better prepare yourself.

How is property divided in a New Jersey divorce?

When you and your spouse decide to divorce, you face a somewhat uncertain future. You’re not sure of so many things: if you’ll have to sell your home, if you’ll get to keep your Florida vacation condo or what assets you’ll get to keep from the divorce so you can move on. Many divorcing couples early on think that they will split any shared assets 50-50, but that’s not the way it works in most states, including in New Jersey.

Can you combat a DUI charge?

Being pulled over and arrested for a DUI can be demoralizing. Having a DUI charge on your record can lead to countless consequences that can leave a lasting impact. Fortunately, there are many legal defenses available that may help you avoid any long-term penalties and possibly lead to the dismissal of your case.

FAQs about ignition interlock devices

The consumption of alcohol can often lead to poor choices. One of the first mistakes people who have been drinking make is deciding to drive while they’re intoxicated.

In a sober state, everyone knows that drunk driving is hazardous. However, once they’ve had a few drinks, their judgment becomes clouded, and it doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. That is until they get pulled over and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Is your divorce a fault or no-fault divorce?

If you’re considering divorce for the first time, chances are that you have never thought about whether your divorce was a fault or no-fault divorce. All you may know in the early stages is that you want to begin the process of legally ending your marriage.

In New Jersey, your divorce is either a fault or no-fault divorced. Simply put, someone or no one is to blame. However, the law is unsurprisingly more specific.

What to do when a loved one is arrested

A family member or other loved one, let’s say a friend, is arrested. You’re likely to feel scared and helpless and your friend probably feels the same, multiplied many times.

You now have some simple freedoms your friend has mostly lost, such as making calls, using the internet, and getting answers to your questions. Here are a few things you can focus on to help your loved one when they’re less able to help themselves.

What qualifies as reasonable suspicion for a traffic stop?

Driving under the influence (DUI) arrests are not uncommon. In the year 2016, law enforcement agencies around New Jersey arrested an average of 64 people on suspicion of DUI every single day, according to state figures. In total, more than 23,500 motorists found themselves in custody and accused of DUI that year.

Was every single one of these arrests, however, actually lawful? Maybe not. And the reason might go back to the very first moments of the traffic stop.

How to help your kids through your divorce

Children can amaze us in many ways. Whether they are creative, top-notch students, or impressive in another way, your kids are likely some of your greatest treasures.

Unfortunately, children often cannot understand adult relationships. This is evident during the divorce of a child’s parents. A divorce can disrupt a child’s sense of normalcy and make them feel different from the other kids in school who have non-divorced parents.

Criminal hit and run charges carry heavy consequences

Accidents are scary. Maybe you caused a car accident and whether out of fear, confusion or guilt, you fled. You rationalized leaving perhaps because you were driving without a valid license, were texting or drinking while driving. Maybe you didn’t have insurance or had an outstanding warrant for your arrest. You figured if you fled the scene that you would avoid legal ramifications.

Vehicular hit and run is a criminal offense. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than one hit-and-run crashes occur every minute on American roads. More people than ever are turning a blind eye to causing car crashes. However, while leaving the scene of an accident may seem tempting, doing so can often lead to heightened consequences.

Tips for pre-divorce planning

You’ve been trying to make your marriage work for the kids. Unfortunately, you and your spouse have not been getting along. You’re thinking about a divorce, but you don’t know where to start. Here are some factors that are worth considering.

Keeping track of finances


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