Domestic violence leaves victims and their families distraught and concerned. For some, domestic abuse may present itself clearly in physical altercations; but for others, abuse may occur in subtle put-downs. No matter the abuse or its severity, all victims have the right to recognize and report an abuser.
When it comes to divorce, communication is critical not just between spouses, but between parents and their children. What parents say to their kids leading up to, during, and after a divorce matters. One conversation that can be particularly impactful for all the parties involved is the announcement of the divorce.
Millennials have been getting married later in life compared to earlier generations. The types of concerns that are common among millennials as they enter marriage are perhaps different than couples who were getting married at younger ages. For one, getting married later in life can mean going into a marriage with more assets. Because of this, asset protection may rank high on the list of concerns for engaged millennials.
If you are a high-asset couple facing divorce, you have probably received a lot of advice from well-meaning people. Many people who have been through a divorce trial will advise others to settle through mediation. After all, compromising on half of everything is better than risking everything. Whether your divorce will finalize in New Jersey or a Pennsylvania county, the courts will expect parties to do everything possible to stay out of litigation. Let's review some circumstances when mediation may not be a better solution than litigation: