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 ( 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 ( ..

Was This Extraordinary Demand for Increased Child Support Approved?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, June 13, 2019
In determining child support awards (, 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 ( Truth be told, it’s not that uncommon an occurrence. More than one  ..