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 ..

When Property Becomes a Matter of Equitable Distribution

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Truth be told, there are a plethora of misconceptions when it comes to an understanding of the meaning of equitable distribution (http://www.stoialaw.com/division-of-property-and-assets). For one, you should not think of equitable as equal. Instead, consider equitable distribution as a fair means of dividing up marital property. Notably, NJSA 2A:34-23(h) (https://codes.findlaw.com/nj/title-2a-administration-of-civil-an ..

Never Married Parents and Custody: What You Should Know

Sam Stoia - Thursday, May 09, 2019
You can always count on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/newjersey/newjersey.htm) for statistics that might or might not surprise you. In 2017, unmarried mothers delivered over a third of the babies born in NJ. That said, parental rights apply to both moms and dads. So, what happens when it comes to never married parents and custody (http://www.stoialaw.com/chil ..

What Happens When It Looks Like Co-Parenting Just Won't Work?

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, May 07, 2019
In theory, you both thought you were acting in the best interests of your child (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/the-truth-about-your-children-s-best-interests). Admittedly, your relationship didn’t work out. Nonetheless, you wanted to do the right thing. Despite your differences, you figured you could handle co-parenting with your child’s mother or father (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/how-to-make- ..

Still Need to Pay Alimony When You Close Your Business?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, May 02, 2019
The whole concept of permanent alimony (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/is-permanent-alimony-still-possible) may absolutely blow your mind. By the same token, you might accept it as a matter of course. When you married for better or worse, you hoped things would work out. You acknowledge that your former spouse contributed to your successes. Nonetheless, you’re concerned. Will you still need to pay alimony when  ..