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            According to research on stressful life events, divorce ranks #2, just below death of a spouse.  In fact, divorce is considered a more stressful event than incarceration!

            So, if you are facing a divorce, how do you get through it?  Kim Kardashian, hours after announcing her divorce from Kris Humphries, fled toAustraliafor some de-stressing.  Similarly, Demi Moore headed toHawaii, after announcing her intent to divorce.

            For those whose lives are a bit more complicated other forms of stress relief are available.  It is important during this extremely difficult period to make sure to make time for yourself.  If you are not OK, taking care of your job, your children and other responsibilities can become almost insurmountable.  Meditation, yoga, exercise and pilates are all good forms of stress relief.

            One of the most important things you can do for yourself is to find a lawyer who is not only an expert in the field of family law, but also is compassionate and trustworthy.  If you are comfortable with your lawyer, you can leave a lot of the day-to-day divorce issues in his or her hands. 

            Our law firm’s goal is not only to get you the best result, but to make the entire process as stress free as possible.  For an initial consultation, call one of our divorce lawyers today @ (908) 879-9499.

Surprisingly, statistics are showing that divorce after 60 is on a continuous rise.  This may in part be because the baby boomers are creating a large population of people over 60.  More people means more divorces.

Another concept, however, which has roots in a study in Japan is known as “Retired Husband Syndrome”.*  Couples who have had very busy lives raising children, putting them through college, surviving (or thriving) during the early empty nest years are often woefully unprepared for the reality of the husband’s retirement.  This is most commonly an issue in families where the wife has been a stay-at-home mom.  When suddenly faced with their husband being home on a full time basis, stress and discord can occur.  Incompatibilities that have been simply not addressed for years can come to the forefront.

In other cases, the past may simply catch up with an unsuspecting couple.  Arnold Schwarzenegger, age 63 is being divorced by his wife Maria Shriver, allegedly because of past infidelities.

Whatever the reason, divorcing after 60 has a unique set of issues which set it apart from other divorces.  Although it is rarer to have custody disputes, other considerations arise.  Retirement plans can already be in pay status and continuation of medical insurance can raise grave concerns.

The team of divorce attorneys at Iandoli & Edens are well versed in the issues of divorce after 60.  Call one of our experienced lawyers @ 908 879-9499 for a consultation today.

* Japanese Society of Psychosomatic Medicine by Nobuo Kurokawa

How much alimony will I have to pay?

How much alimony will I receive?

           If you have a case involving alimony, both the party paying and the party receiving the alimony want and need to know what that amount will be.  Unfortunately, there is no simple answer.  There is no statute, case law or court rule which gives a specific dollar amount or percentage amount.  To the contrary, the courts have indicated for years and recently reaffirmed that there is no formula.  There is a statute that governs alimony in New Jersey.  The statute lists 13 factors.  The 13th factor is anything that the court deems relevant to your case.

           If you are contemplating a divorce, you will want to know whether or not alimony will be involved and, if so, how much.  Contact Iandoli & Edens at (908) 879‑9499 for an appointment with a knowledgeable attorney who will have a frank discussion with you regarding this issue.

Please join us on November 15, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the County College of Morris, Randolph Campus for our workshop regarding Child Support and Post-Matrimonial Relief – What to Do If Support Does Not Come Through or If Circumstances Change.

To register for this FREE workshop, please call (973) 328-5025, or e-mail womenscenter@ccm.edu.

Please join us on November 8, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the County College of Morris, Randolph Campus, Conference Room SCC 221, for our workshop regarding custody, parenting schedules and geographic limits.

To register for this FREE workshop, please call (973) 328-5025, or e-mail womenscenter@ccm.edu.