Divorce and Your Health Insurance: What You Need to Know

Sam Stoia - Thursday, February 21, 2019
All types of contracts come with expiration dates. That said, marriage is not one of them. In fact, despite disagreements within the partnership, many couples stay together. Sometimes, it’s for the “sake of the kids” or religious convictions. Meanwhile, you may hesitate to void the marital contract for another reason. Are you concerned about how divorce will impact your health insurance? More than l ..

Changing Your Children's School After a Divorce

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Raising children together is hard enough. However, when couples split, the issues become more complicated. Among the decisions may become changing your children’s school after a divorce. The best interests of the children (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/the-truth-about-your-children-s-best-interests) remain paramount in determining what happens with them. In fact, NJSA 9:2-4a (https://law.justia.com/codes/n ..

Deferred Compensation: How Will It Be Divided When You Split Up?

Sam Stoia - Wednesday, February 06, 2019
The decision to divorce comes with more than its share of financial issues. Among other things, you may be confused about the whole point of equitable distribution (http://www.stoialaw.com/division-of-property-and-assets). For one, will your deferred compensation count as marital property and therefore be eligible for division? Many businesses offer deferred compensation as additional incentives for their employees. In ..

Will Your Home Team Break Up After the Super Bowl?

Sam Stoia - Monday, January 28, 2019
Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. Whether you’re a regular football fan or not, you’ll likely join in some festivities. Unfortunately, your thoughts may drift to other unpleasant matters. Things not going well in your marriage? Is it your own home team that’s destined to break up? More than likely, your divorce won’t be based on your spouse rooting for the opposition. While that might ..

Worried Your Divorce Will Affect Your Parental Rights?

Sam Stoia - Monday, January 21, 2019
“Leave me, and you’ll never see your children again.” A haunting phrase, for sure. For some, it might even sound a bit more than a threat. No doubt you might be worried that divorce can affect your parental rights. For sure, it should be one of the top reasons that you seek out the counsel of an experienced family law attorney (http://www.stoialaw.com/about). New Jersey laws don’t exactly spell  ..

Is There Actually Such a Thing as Legal Separation in NJ?

Sam Stoia - Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Not everyone who is unhappily married considers divorce the best option. In some religious faiths, marriage is regarded as a permanent commitment that cannot be ended. A number of couples hesitate to divorce – hopeful for the chance of reconciliation. So, what happens in the meantime? Does legal separation exist in New Jersey? You might be surprised. First, there’s the concept of a “Divorce from Bed a ..

Domestic Violence and Due Process: What You Need to Know

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, January 15, 2019
It might not seem fair. You and your husband have a few choice words. As far as you’re concerned, there’s not even a hint that you seriously intend to hurt him. Okay, so maybe you did threaten to clobber him over the head with the iron skillet. Not a day goes by before you’re served with a temporary restraining order. Meanwhile, you can’t help but wonder Aren’t domestic violence victims entit ..

Be Prepared: Your First Meeting with a Divorce Lawyer

Sam Stoia - Thursday, November 08, 2018
For a brief moment, you can’t help to think back to the magic of your wedding day. No doubt you were certain that you’d met the man or woman of your dreams. However, things meant to last an eternity can also end sooner than envisioned. As you prepare for your first meeting with a divorce lawyer (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce), you should know what to expect. In the first place, what’s the reason you ..

How Cheaters Get Caught By Their Spouses

Sam Stoia - Friday, October 19, 2018
Without a doubt, technology has changed the playing field. Some suspicious husbands and wives employ private detectives to seemingly catch their significant others up to no good. However, a great many take on the task themselves. It might interest you how cheaters ultimately get caught by their spouses. Meanwhile, there’s something you should know. It’s absolutely true that infidelity can be named as a reas ..

Can Marijuana Use Impact What Happens With Your Children in a Divorce?

Sam Stoia - Monday, October 15, 2018
Medical marijuana was signed into law in the State of New Jersey in 2010. If you follow the local news, it appears that recreational cannabis will be available within the next few months. Meanwhile, you may wonder what all this means to you if you’re going through a divorce. Even if you’re using it legally, could smoking pot have any impact on what happens with your children during a divorce? For years, it ..