How in the World Do Divorcing Couples Divide Assets in NJ?

Sam Stoia - Monday, June 17, 2019
The term equitable distribution may mean little to you. Meanwhile, you should know that it also applies to splitting up debts. No doubt if you’re ending your marriage, you’ll have concerns. How in the world do divorcing couples divide assets in NJ (http://www.stoialaw.com/division-of-property-and-assets)? First and foremost, there’s something you need to know. Equitable distribution sometimes accounts ..

Child Preference in NJ Custody Cases: What You Need to Know

Sam Stoia - Friday, June 14, 2019
It’s an issue raised by both mothers and fathers. Child preference in NJ custody cases concerns many parents. That said, it helps to understand how the court views what children have to say when it comes to parenting plans. First, the most obvious. Like other states, New Jersey law emphasizes the best interests of the children in making custody and parenting time decisions (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/t ..

Was This Extraordinary Demand for Increased Child Support Approved?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, June 13, 2019
In determining child support awards (http://www.stoialaw.com/child-support), the court reviews many factors. Meanwhile, a change in circumstances sometimes justifies an increase or decrease in payments. Most recently, the court decided a case involving an extraordinary demand for increased child support. You may be interested in learning what made it so outside the norm. Rule 5:6A of the New Jersey Court Rules (https:/ ..

Domestic Violence and Firearms: What You Need to Know

Sam Stoia - Friday, June 07, 2019
As should be expected, the New Jersey courts take domestic violence quite seriously. If you or your spouse owns guns, you may be concerned for more than one reason. Obviously, safety trumps all else. For those who carry firearms as part of their job, domestic violence allegations prove problematic. In a typical scenario, it starts like this. You and your spouse get into a heated argument and exchange loud expletives. I ..

When Things Just Get Ugly Leading Up to Divorce

Sam Stoia - Monday, June 03, 2019
At times, people gain the best insight by learning of someone else’s challenges. Meanwhile, just about everyone admits that divorce represents a difficult time. Just how bad it often depends on the parties and their individual circumstances. So, what happens when things just get ugly, leading up to divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce)? Truth be told, it’s not that uncommon an occurrence. More than one  ..

When Your Sex Life (Or Lack of One) Leads to Divorce

Sam Stoia - Thursday, May 30, 2019
It’s not an easy conversation. In fact, very few married people feel comfortable revealing what goes on in their bedrooms. Meanwhile, reality hits home all too often. Truth be told, your sex life (or lack of one) can lead to divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce). Couples enter marriage with some basic expectations when it comes to their sex life. For most, monogamy (https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary. ..

What Happens When Victims Claim More Acts of Domestic Violence in Court?

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, May 28, 2019
More than likely, you’re already aware of the consequences associated with a final restraining order (FRO). That said, you’ll want time to prepare your defense based on the allegations against you. So, what happens if the victim goes to court and claims additional acts of domestic violence at the hearing? In colloquial terms, the prospect of something like this happening to you catches you off guard. As you ..

Will Breast Implants Increase Your Chance of Divorce?

Sam Stoia - Friday, May 24, 2019
The numbers might or might not surprise you. Breast augmentation procedure rates increased by 48% as compared from the year 2000 to 2018 (https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2018/plastic-surgery-statistics-report-2018.pdf). Meanwhile, you may wonder about something else. Will breast implants increase your chance of divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce)? Truth be told, there appear to be no har ..

Discover What It Really Takes to Prove Cohabitation

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, May 21, 2019
When the court ordered you to pay alimony (http://www.stoialaw.com/alimony), you weren’t exactly pleased. However, you’ve respected your obligation and always paid on time. Meanwhile, it appears that your former spouse has a live-in lover. Will proving their cohabitation (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/proving-cohabitation-its-not-really-as-easy-as-you-think) put an end to your payments? Possibly. However ..

Want to Know Why Your Divorce is Costing You So Much Money?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, May 16, 2019
Protracted litigation. The two words together most likely sum up the reason your divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce) is costing you so much money. However, they beg an interesting question. Who’s responsible for dragging out the process of ending your marriage? No doubt it sometimes comes down to a simple look in the mirror. Your need to win or make a point adds to the expenses associated with your divorce ..