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Could you be accused of parental alienation?

Many family courts are beginning to recognize Parental Alienation as a problem in divorced families. The definition of PA is "any constellation of behaviors, whether conscious or unconscious, that could evoke a disturbance in the relationship between a child and the other parent." In some cases, custody has been transferred to the noncustodial parent, who is typically the victim of alienation. Although other experts deny PA because it is not recognized as a true psychological condition, the fact remains that if you attempt to disrupt the relationship between the other parent and your child, it could be used against you in court.

How will my divorce affect my social security eligibility?

Finances and the ability to support oneself in the future are some of the top concerns people have when their marriage comes to an end. If you are going through a divorce in Mount Holly and are close to retirement age, you may be wondering about how your split will affect your ability to collect social security benefits. Here is what you need to know.

A woman can be a husband, Tennessee judge finds

What constitutes a family in New Jersey these days is often very different than what was considered traditional in times past. Laws have not necessarily been updated to reflect that and it often falls to the courts to interpret and make sense of the statutes that are on the books. When it comes to the issue of who is entitled to parental rights, things can sometimes take a controversial turn.

Why is the risk of divorce greater for second marriages?

Many people whose first Mount Holly marriage ends in divorce choose to forego walking down the aisle a second time. However, others have no hesitation about taking the plunge again. If a second, or third, marriage is on your horizon, here are some reasons why subsequent marriages have a higher risk of divorce than first marriages.

Divorcing when older comes with unique financial considerations

The decision to divorce in Mount Holly can come at any age and can happen for a myriad of reasons. While some may think it odd that a couple would choose to split up after decades of marriage, this phenomenon, sometimes called “gray divorce,” is becoming more common. In fact, according to Yahoo, over the last 25 years, the number of people over the age of 50 who have divorced has doubled.