Category Archives: Divorce

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Same-Sex Divorces in New Jersey

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On September 27, 2013, in a landmark case for the state, Garden State Equality v. Dow, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson ruled that the state must allow same-sex couples to marry. While Governor Chris Christie immediately stated that his administration would be appealing the ruling, he eventually withdrew his appeal, and the first… Continue Reading

What is Divorce Arbitration?

Posted in Arbitration, Divorce

This article is about one of the most interesting and effective means of resolving contested divorce cases without resorting to traditional litigation. Divorce arbitration occupies a unique position in the growing field of alternate dispute resolution. Let’s start by stating what it is not. It is not mediation where divorcing parties meet with a trained… Continue Reading

Division of Military Benefits during a Divorce

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While some may argue that the military may not adequately pay its service members for their value to this country, the military does provide substantial health and retirement benefits to their service members. Therefore, in military divorces, the most valuable asset is usually the military pension. The laws and issues concerning the equitable division of… Continue Reading

Shareholder Certified as a Family Law Arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Posted in Arbitration, Divorce, Stark News

Stark & Stark Shareholder, John S. Eory, Esq., Co-Chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been certified as a family law arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). “Arbitration is a great courtroom alternative for those litigants who are unable to resolve their cases in mediation” says Lynn P. Burleson, former chair of… Continue Reading

Free Educational Seminar: Keeping it in the Family

Posted in Business & Corporate, Divorce, News & Events, Trusts & Estates

Stark & Stark’s Family Law, Business and Estate Planning attorneys will present the FREE educational seminar, Keeping it in the Family: Strategies for Protecting Business Interests and Inherited Assets During a Divorce, on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The seminar will be held at Stark & Stark’s Lawrenceville, New Jersey office from 12:00-1:00pm. Failing to plan for a divorce can have costly… Continue Reading

Parental Relocation in New Jersey Reconsidered

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Stark & Stark Shareholder John Eory, member of the firm’s Divorce Group, authored the article “Parental Relocation Reconsidered,” which was published on June 8, 2015, by the New Jersey Law Journal. The article discusses the case of Baures v. Lewis and the issue of parental relocation in New Jersey. Parental relocation is a tricky matter because… Continue Reading

The Reality of Imputing Income in a Divorce Case

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One of the more vexing issues in a divorce case involves determining an appropriate level of alimony or child support. If the parties’ incomes are not disputed, the task is easier, but if one or both parties are unemployed or “underemployed,” the issue of determining a fair and reasonable level of potential income arises. To… Continue Reading

How Does a Bonus Factor into Alimony?

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Stark & Stark Shareholder Maria Imbalzano, member of the firm’s Divorce Group, authored the article “How Does a Bonus Factor into Alimony?,” which was published on May 27, 2015 by the U.S.1 Newspaper. The article discusses the different types of incomes that may be looked at when calculating alimony payments, and Maria mentions that there are two ways we can… Continue Reading

College Contribution after Divorce

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Many parents are confused in the midst of their divorce when the topic of “college contribution” comes into the conversation. “My parents didn’t pay for my college expenses and I didn’t think I would have to pay for his (or hers)!” In all likelihood, most people did not previously think of the possibility of being… Continue Reading

Savings Component Awards: Analyzing the Change of Circumstance Argument

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Stark & Stark attorney David A. Beaver, member of the firm’s Divorce Group, authored the article “Savings Component Awards: Analyzing the Change of Circumstance Argument,” which was published in the February 2015 edition of New Jersey Family Lawyer (a publication from the New Jersey State Bar Association). The article discusses three important factors that should be… Continue Reading