VUE | Fall 2018

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e Divorce Dynasty platform, sensitive to these issues and the uncertainty that "gray divorces" present, ultimately looks to certified divorce coaches at local organizations such as Better Path to Divorce. ese coaches are well- versed in the intricacies of such situations and work closely with couples to navigate these unsteady waters. Couples in these unfortunate situations need to grieve, it's true, but they also need to realize that life goes on. e pain is normal and part of the healing process. It helps one to let go and move forward. While seeking legal and financial advice from professionals, the best route for clients is to also work with a mediator. A mediated divorce can be resolved quicker and save a considerable amount of money. It's possible to still enjoy the golden years of one's life, even aer facing an untimely divorce. Many divorce coaches have been a casualty of "gray divorce" themselves, and the best professional and personal advice is as follows: Avoid getting too emotionally caught up in blame and anger. If you need professional help to move you forward, don't wait; life is short and time is precious. Take care of your health now more than ever. If you have children, get along with their father, as you will be in the same room with your ex, or soon-to- be ex, for many family events. Of course, it's important to understand that there is no "one-size- fits-all" answer. Unique circumstances call for unique approaches and gray divorce is no different. *Disclaimer: no situation is absolute; courts in New Jersey are courts of equity, and are given the discretion to make such suitable alimony awards–however, the statute is still binding upon the court. A I S H A R T W. C O M D R E S S E S | CA P E S | C OAT S | H A N D BAG S | S CA RV E S

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