The Most Important Factors When Hiring A Family Law Lawyer
Posted on 04-12-2016 by Jill L. Coil

In a society where divorce is becoming more common than ever before, many people will be faced with the reality of having to litigate family law matters in court. It can be a daunting task to choose a family law attorney - after all, more often than not they will be a part of your life for months - if... 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

Divorce- When it is a War, Both Parties May Very Well Lose, Consider Collaborative Divorce
Posted on 02-21-2016 by Santo Artusa

DIVORCE-WHEN YOU LET IT ALL OUT OF THE BAG, SOMETIMES THERE IS NO TURNING BACK, EVER, BEWARE You may have heard the stories, you may have been through it, you may know people who have been divorced, but all divorces are not created equal. A divorce can be one of the biggest life changing events in... 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

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

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

Jersey City and New Jersey Divorce Lawyer-5 Commonly Asked Questions
Posted on 06-28-2015 by Santo Artusa

Over the years as working as a matrimonial attorney in Jersey City, New Jersey, I have compiled a list of 20 of the most frequently asked questions in contested divorce actions. Today, I will focus on 5 of the commonly asked questions in divorce consultations. My husband is the principal earner,... 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

Step-Parent Adoptions
Posted on 05-06-2015 by Matthew S. Blado

Blended families , a family consisting of a couple and their children from their current and all previous relationships, are a regular part of American life. That is why the following statistics should not be surprising: • 48% of all first marriage will eventually end in divorce; • 79% of women... Read More