The slumping economy has apparently resulted in more Divorced Couples Living Together. One would expect incidents of domestic violence to escalate in New Jersey if this information is accurate. Arguments are bound to crop up, for example, what happens when an ex-spouse starts dating? This is obviously the extreme but these types of scenarios will have to be dealt with diplomatically, otherwise, we are going to have a flood of restraining orders and domestic violence complaints.
It is sad that financial stresses have gotten so bad as to mandate divorced couples residing with one another. Our criminal defense lawyers see the negative effect of forced interaction between estranged spouses almost every day. We can only hope that the financial realities for continuing to live together temper behavior or families will be further damaged.