Divorce Attorney for Business Owners in New Jersey
Posted on 03-12-2016 by Santo Artusa

Owning a business requires getting their first, leaving last, wearing multiple hats, juggling tasks, giving it your heart and soul. When a business owner goes through a divorce, it makes it that much harder to be the "general in chief" and much harder to perform at a top level. A divorce is... Read More

ITS BIGGER THAN YOU-Top Tips For Parenting Together When Living Apart
Posted on 02-23-2016 by Santo Artusa

Among the biggest fights and issues that need to be resolved in family court, whether for a divorce or as a separate case is child custody and parenting time. CO-PARENTING IS HARD WORK BUT IT IS WORTH IT Whether you see your child everyday, every other week, every other month or another variation... Read More

5 Key Tips For A Better Life-Post Divorce
Posted on 02-18-2016 by Santo Artusa

Whether you are currently in divorce or family law litigation or you are considering filing for divorce or a motion, there are certain things you should seek during the process that will enable you to live a better life-post divorce or post breakup. Now, before I go into my tips, I do want to say that... Read More

The Shared Parenting Myth
Posted on 02-16-2016 by Santo Artusa

There continues to be a growing trend toward shared parenting time arrangements throughout the United States and New Jersey is no different. The theory behind shared parenting is that the children benefit from the ongoing, consistent contact with both parents. Sounds good. However, depending on the age... Read More

Valentine's Day and Post Holiday Divorce Rates
Posted on 02-09-2016 by Santo Artusa

The Divorce rate in the United States has been relatively steady for the past 20 years. What has boomed in the last 20 years or so are the people who decide to have children out of wedlock. Almost 50% of children born in the United States are now born outside of marriage. It is no longer a race specific... Read More

Why Representing Yourself in a Divorce or Family Law Case Could be a Disaster
Posted on 02-02-2016 by Santo Artusa

If I gave you the basic tools as to how to treat a root canal, would you do it yourself? I hope the answer is no. The same holds true when trying to represent yourself in a legal dispute, especially something so sensitive as family and divorce law. By representing yourself, you will hit a nerve quickly... Read More

Key Topics and Concerns in a Divorce in New Jersey
Posted on 01-31-2016 by Santo Artusa

If you ask three divorcees about how their divorces went, you can get three drastically different answers. If you ask three divorce lawyers their opinion on a case, you may get 10 different opinions! With that in mind, when a potential client comes in to discuss their situation, may times they begin... Read More

What Happens If I Choose Not To Pay Court Ordered Support (Alimony/Child Support) In Utah?
Posted on 01-18-2016 by Jill L. Coil

Divorce can be expensive on many fronts, and for a spouse who is ordered to pay child or spousal support, the expenses can continue for a while after the court enters the final order of divorce. If circumstances change after spousal support or alimony has been ordered, you may petition a court to modify... Read More

When is Child Support Over?
Posted on 11-15-2015 by Santo Artusa

Unlike many states, New Jersey does not have an automatic age where child support ends. The key to emancipation is when the "child" leaves the sphere of influence but at the same time, the child cannot simply sit at home expecting that the weekly obligation will continue to come in even if... Read More

Parenting Time and Child Support in New Jersey, The Injustice Must End
Posted on 09-19-2015 by Santo Artusa

I often receive calls from potential clients or loved ones of current clients that their spouse, boyfriend, friend, cousin has just been arrested because the person missed two child support payments and they need to have the person released from jail. On the other hand, I have consultations throughout... Read More

Divorce and Child Custody in New Jersey, Setting Goals with Your Client
Posted on 09-10-2015 by Santo Artusa

Facing a divorce is a difficult part of a person's life. In some cases, it does not have to be. You do not have to be "enemies" with the person you once loved and married. Making decisions in anger is not the wisest time to do so because your thinking is not clear and you may regret your... Read More

Heartbroken, Upset, Confused. When it's over, it's over, Divorcing in New Jersey-Key Tips
Posted on 06-28-2015 by Santo Artusa

Often people come into my Jersey City Office telling me why they are seeking divorces and why they should receive x or y. Most people do not realize that cheating on your spouse does not affect how assets are divided, how alimony is awarded (unless the cheating spouse starts living with the paramour... Read More

New Jersey Divorce Law: Understanding Complex and High Asset Divorce Cases
Posted on 06-28-2015 by Santo Artusa

Every divorce and family law case is unique. It is your attorney's job to illustrate to the Judge why it is different and unique. Why should the Judge remember your case over the others stacked in his or her chambers. When you meet with your lawyer, you need to be very clear as to your expectations... Read More