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Divorce may lead to multiple losses in New Jersey

On Behalf of | Dec 8, 2022 | Divorce

A divorce is one of the most traumatic events a family may experience. Whether you settle the divorce inside or outside a New Jersey courtroom, you will have to endure a series of losses that may take months or years to recover.

You’ll lose time with your kids

State law allows both parents to have a relationship with their children after a divorce. Therefore, your kids may spend a night or two each week with your former spouse. They may also spend time with your ex-spouse after school, during the weekend, or on holidays. But you may lose out on small moments such as tucking your children in at night or watching them open presents on Christmas morning.

You may lose key relationships

Your friends may decide that the divorce was your fault and choose to no longer have contact with you. It’s also possible that family members may decide to side with your former spouse after the marriage is officially over. Sometimes, your former in-laws may completely cut you out of their lives even if they are still available to see your children. While you don’t have to try to be there for people who are no longer available for you, it’s essential to refrain from making negative remarks about family members your children may still have contact with.

Although a divorce may result in many losses, a settlement may provide you with the resources needed to rebuild your life. For example, you may be entitled to alimony, a portion of marital aid, and child support payments. Furthermore, your spouse may be ordered to pay most or all the debts accumulated during the marriage.