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 ..

How Important is a Forensic Accountant to Your Divorce?

Sam Stoia - Monday, January 09, 2017
You may have heard the comparison before. Divorce (http://www.stoialaw.com/divorce) is like the dissolution of a business partnership. Although there is conceivably more emotion involved at the end of a marriage, there are many financial considerations. Often, a forensic accountant is a valuable asset to the divorce attorney’s expert team. Make no mistake. Forensic accountants aren’t just important to th ..

Equitable Distribution After Your Divorce is Final

Sam Stoia - Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In New Jersey the predominant responsibility of the family court system is to equitably distribute the assets that belong to the married parties. These assets can be distributed based upon mutual agreement, or the result of a family court trial. Once the marital assets have been distributed and the marriage has been dissolved, returning to court to assess the validity of distributing later financial gains, by either p ..

The Value of a Prenuptial Agreement

Sam Stoia - Thursday, May 21, 2015
The term prenuptial agreement (http://www.stoialaw.com/prenuptial-postnuptial-agreements) sounds neither sexy nor romantic. However, in many incidences, the importance of a prenuptial agreement cannot be disputed. Although the mere request for the document may cause bad feelings, the end result may be worth the unintended insult. Who Needs a Prenuptial Agreement? Let’s face it. It is unfortunate, but there ..

Finding Hidden Assets After Divorce

Sam Stoia - Monday, April 27, 2015
The divorce is over and the assets have been divided. You provided your attorney with all information concerning yours and your former spouse’s assets. What happens when you find hidden assets after the divorce decree is entered with the court? In a recent unpublished opinion, the New Jersey Appellate Division (http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/appdiv/) considered the issue of finding hidden assets after the concl ..

What Happens to the Family Pets In a New Jersey Divorce Proceeding?

Sam Stoia - Thursday, December 05, 2013
Who gets the pet in a New Jersey divorce proceeding? Can I have visitation rights to my pet? Many people embrace their pets like family members. It is not unusual for issues about pets to become contentious in divorce proceedings. Some people hope to have visitation rights or joint custody of their pets. However, according to the New Jersey courts pets are treated like property subject to equitable distribution. Pets are n ..