What Happens If You Fail To Pay Child Support In Utah?
Posted on 02-23-2016 by Jill L. Coil

Child support orders are supposed to be based on a formula that results in a fair determination for both the parent receiving support and the parent paying support. However, even if the court carefully considered your income and expenses when issuing the order, that does not mean that you may not experience... 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

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

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

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

Discovery in Family Law Cases
Posted on 04-23-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Once initial papers are filed to get the divorce process started (the petition and response) the next step is typically to gather all pertinent information regarding each spouse's financial and personal information. Although both parties are required to prepare and serve declarations of disclosure... Read More

Duke Order - What is it and How do I Get One?
Posted on 03-18-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Dealing with what to do with the family home is a big issue for divorcing couples. Typically one spouse will buy out the other spouse's interest or the house will be sold and the proceeds divided between the parties. However, when the parties have a minor child, another option that might be preferable... Read More