Divorced Parents and College Tuition

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
First and foremost, let’s get something out of the way. No doubt you know the importance of your children receiving an education. However, if you were still married to your former spouse, it would be up to you to make the decision to take on the expense of college tuition. For many divorced parents, this is a matter of contention. Understandably so. Of course, this issue is particularly time sensitive. Right ..

Taking Your Children Out of the Country After a Divorce

Sam Stoia - Thursday, June 29, 2017
It’s almost the end of the school year, and you have big vacation plans for your children. After all, they deserve some relaxation to make up for the fact that mom and dad made the decision to divorce. Your journey does include some international travel. Should you be concerned about taking your children out of the country after a divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce)? Actually, it could be simple. Perha ..

What Happens When One Parent Pays Children's Health Benefits?

Sam Stoia - Monday, June 26, 2017
No doubt you recognize the importance of providing health benefits for your children. As a consequence of divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce), you may be particularly concerned about the costs. How exactly is the financial burden worked out between the parents? First, you should know that all decisions regarding children are made in the best interests. Since health insurance is a definite issue, it is something ..

When You've Had Enough of Your Ex Cyberstalking You

Sam Stoia - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Some people may not get the hint. Or, apparently not want to. You’ve told your ex you are through. Yet, for some reason, he or she feels that cyberstalking (https://legaldictionary.net/cyberstalking/) is acceptable. You may be relieved to know there are legal remedies for such behavior. After all, enough is enough. Just about everyone has an appreciation for the merits of technology. Nonetheless, it can be  ..

What Happens to Marital Debt After a Divorce?

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Undoubtedly, you wish it was as simple as a magic wand. Almost all couples would revel in the thought of marital debt being wiped out after a divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce). Realistically, it’s just not feasible. Obviously, creditors have their own expectations concerning payment. Not surprisingly, the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/DSDR/series ..

Can You Really Use Social Media to Serve Legal Papers?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, May 18, 2017
Social media is a hot topic when it comes to the law. For one, there’s the importance of keeping a low profile (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/social-media-impacts-divorce-proceedings) when involved in a divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce) or custody dispute (http://www.stoialaw.com/child-custody-and-visitation). However, the courts may look at Facebook and other social media platforms from a new vantag ..

See What Happens When One NJ Parent Wants to Relocate Children

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, May 09, 2017
There are many reasons that people may decide to relocate. Families who live together may make the decision as a combined body. However, what happens when there is a divorce? Or, if the parents were never married? What does the law say when an NJ parent wants to relocate children (http://www.stoialaw.com/relocation)? In some cases, relocation may actually be addressed in a matrimonial settlement order. Frankly ..

Child Support Obligations Can Actually Last a Long Time

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Like many parents, you may have your own ideas about child support obligations (http://www.stoialaw.com/child-support). Ultimately, it will be up to the court to approve the amount and duration. For some, it might seem that child support should end at the conclusion of secondary education. For others, it could appear reasonable that child support continues until college graduation. Or, upon determination of a child&rsq ..

Is Permanent Alimony Still Possible?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, April 27, 2017
You may have heard that the concept of permanent alimony is somewhat passé in New Jersey. In fact, we previously wrote about the issue here (http://www.stoialaw.com/stoialawblog/how-is-the-length-of-an-alimony-award-determined). Nonetheless, some older court orders still make allowances for lifetime alimony. That’s not to say they are written in stone and can’t be contested at a later date. First  ..

How Custody and Parenting Time Disputes are Treated

Sam Stoia - Monday, April 17, 2017
It doesn’t matter if you were wed to your ex’ mother or father. Whether your child was conceived during a marriage or outside of one, custody and parenting time (http://www.stoialaw.com/child-custody-and-visitation) are important issues. How they are handled can make a big difference. Arguably, there’s a chance that you already have a custody and parenting time agreement in place. It’s one of ..