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How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payments

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At the conclusion of many divorce proceedings, alimony is calculated by the court to be paid from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse. The amount of alimony to be paid is calculated based on a variety of factors, including, among others, the length of the marriage and the martial lifestyle of the couples while… Continue Reading

Get that Divorce Agreement in Writing!

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In a case decided by the Appellate Division on July 15 (A.F v. P.F.; full names redacted), the Court emphasized the importance of reducing divorce agreements to writing in order to be deemed enforceable. In this case, while at the Courthouse, the parties reached what their lawyers labeled a “Partial Agreement” that needed to be… Continue Reading

Modification of Alimony Due to Retirement

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During the course of divorce proceedings, alimony from the supporting spouse to the dependent spouse is typically calculated based on a variety of factors. The income of the two spouses is a critical factor in determining the amount of alimony to be paid. However, some incomes are not guaranteed and can change over time. One… Continue Reading

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, Stark 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