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Things You Need to Know About Divorce in 2020

Over the years, the nature of divorce has changed. In recent times, our firm has noticed several significant shifts in divorce, all of which can have an impact on a divorce’s outcome and its fallout. If you are someone who is getting a divorce, read on and reach out to our experienced New Jersey divorce attorney to learn more about the process and how these shifts in divorce may affect you. Some of the most prominent divorce trends of 2020 are as follows:

  • Mothers no longer automatically win child custody. This is a huge shift from years past. Though the assumption is that women are more likely to win child custody, the truth is, with more and more women working full time, divorces are far more likely to go 50/50 in terms of child custody–something many fathers are very happy about, though this does make it more challenging for women.
  • Many people over the age of 50 are getting divorced. This is a trend many attorneys have noticed as of late. These divorces are oftentimes more complicated than “younger” divorces, as there are, generally, more assets that come into question, as well as estate planning complications.
  • Social media is contributing to the outcomes of divorces far more than ever before. Our firm cannot stress enough how important it is to stay away from social media while undergoing a divorce, and to be mindful of everything you post even after your divorce is finalized. That is why it is generally best to hold off on posting new romantic interests, vacations, and more. These can all impact spousal support decisions, child support terms, and more.
  • People are preferring mediation to litigation. This makes sense, as mediation is oftentimes a far less contentious way to settle your divorce. If you enter the mediation process, you, your spouse, and a neutral divorce mediator will work to attain a compromise that works for you both. Spouses prefer this, as it is generally far easier to accept your divorce terms when you draft them yourself, as opposed to having them decided in a courtroom by a judge. If you need an experienced, compassionate, and unbiased divorce mediator, look no further–our firm can help.

Contact our experienced Ocean City firm

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.