How to Make a Domestic Violence Complaint When You Feel Helpless

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Back in the 1950s, Connie Francis sang the song “You Always Hurt the One You Love.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mj9JV1Xwos) It was a remake previously done by other artists. Although the lyrics are not necessarily about domestic violence, the one you love or loved could hurt you. And, you need to know what to do if that’s the case. We’ve written before about domestic violence and restr ..

Living Together While Getting Divorced Doesn't Have to Be Crazy

Sam Stoia - Friday, February 24, 2017
It might seem like a crazy idea. However, there are a number of couples who continue to live together while getting divorced. For most, it is a matter of economics. It might also seem in the best interests of the children (http://family.findlaw.com/child-custody/focusing-on-the-best-interests-of-the-child.html) to keep the family intact. Here’s something that might surprise you even more. It’s not just  ..

Focus on Case Information Statements: What are They?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Case Information Statements (https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10482_fam_cis.pdf). You may have already heard the term, or its acronym, CIS. However, that doesn’t mean that every person contemplating divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce) understands their significance. Case Information Statements do not only apply to high net worth divorce cases. In fact, they are a requirement in every contested family ..

What You Need to Know about Health Insurance and Divorce

Sam Stoia - Monday, February 20, 2017
Health coverage gets its share of media attention on its own. But, what happens when you make a decision to split from your spouse? The law has certain mandates concerning health insurance and divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce). You may need answers concerning coverage during your divorce and after the final decree is signed. First and foremost, just because you’ve separated from your spouse doesn&rsquo ..

What You Need to Know About Paying Tuition for Your Children

Sam Stoia - Thursday, February 16, 2017
Just about every parent wants the best for their offspring. Many agree that paying college tuition is an investment in their future. That doesn’t mean that parents do not expect to be involved in the process. What is the law when it comes to paying tuition for your children? We’ve previously provided you some insight concerning divorce’s impact on your obligation to pay your child’s college t ..

What Happens to Retirement Accounts When You Get Divorced?

Sam Stoia - Monday, February 06, 2017
You may have heard the nightmare stories. Sometimes, the indignation is even palpable. The prospect of going through a divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce) is bad enough. However, the uncertainty of what happens to retirement accounts when you get divorced can make it seem even worse. For some, it may mean dividing up government pensions. Although a number of corporations still reward their employees with pen ..

When do Child Support Obligations Actually End?

Sam Stoia - Friday, February 03, 2017
Your judgment of divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce) or a court order may already contain language concerning the termination of your child support obligations. But, what happens if it doesn’t? In the past, the non-custodial parent needed to go back to court to seek relief. Learn how changes in the law can impact your child support (http://www.stoialaw.com/child-support) obligations. This isn’t the ..

Five Tips about Finding Hidden Assets in a Divorce

Sam Stoia - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Maybe it’s just a gut feeling. However, something just doesn’t make sense. You might have concerns about cash stowed away. Or, question whether your spouse has concealed personal and real property. How are hidden assets relevant to your divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce)? And, how will you find them? First, all marital assets are significant to divorce actions. You may have heard of the term eq ..

The Truth about Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

Sam Stoia - Monday, January 30, 2017
Caution. You may be alarmed by this statistic. According to the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (http://www.njcedv.org/facts-stats/), almost 65,000 domestic violence incidents were reported to police in one year. Forty-four domestic violence incidents resulted in a fatality. And, yes, we are only speaking about New Jersey. The data regarding violation of restraining orders for that same year is equally di ..

Mommy Murdered Daddy. What Happens Now?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, January 26, 2017
Mommy murdered Daddy. It certainly sounds like an attention-seeking title. However, fatal family domestic violence as a whole represents a startling national statistic. A Bureau of Justice report (https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fvs03.pdf) indicates that 22% of murders in one year were related to a family member killing someone in the household. Just what happens with custody of the children in such a case? In c ..