Many divorce cases include a determination of the value of a business for purposes of equitable distribution between the parties. Whether the business in question is a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation, establishing a sound and supportable value is essential. The first step is to engage a skilled valuation analyst. The second and equally important… Continue Reading
There are many rules in our court system pertaining to the filing of pleadings. In order to start a divorce case in court, a Complaint for Divorce must be filed. The date the complaint is marked “filed” is generally the date we use for valuing assets and debts subject to equitable distribution. In order to… Continue Reading
For those unaware, after a Lower Court makes a final decision in a family court case, either party has a right to appeal that decision to the Appellate Court. A Notice of Appeal must be filed, along with any other relevant documents, within 45 days of the date of the entry of the Judgment. The… Continue Reading
As most people know, there has been an on-going feud between Taylor Swift and Kayne West. Last night, more fuel was added to the fire when Kayne’s wife, Kim Kardashian, went to Snapchat and posted recordings of a conversation between Ms. Swift and Mr. West which purport to show that Taylor was aware of off-colored… Continue Reading
The bad news: The Courts are backlogged; Judges are overworked; decisions are delayed; and appeals can take years. The good news: You can opt out of the above by submitting your case to divorce arbitration; a forward-looking method of dispute resolution which has gained popularity in New Jersey and many other states.
Both during and after a divorce, one spouse may require financial support from the other; this financial support is known as alimony. Alimony allows the dependent spouse to maintain a lifestyle as close as possible to what the couple enjoyed during the marriage, at least until the dependent spouse is able to start supporting themselves…. Continue Reading
Recently, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts provided statistics which seem to confirm that the upcoming spring season will bring with it a significant uptick in the number of divorce filings. Such data supports what divorce lawyers have long known; namely, that increased filings are the result of many couple’s New Year resolutions… Continue Reading
The Marlton office at Stark & Stark will be hosting three seminars in the next three months that will focus on various aspects of divorce and family law, and will be free and open to the public. Additionally, all three presentations will be held in the Marlton office.
Both during and after a divorce, when a child or children are involved, custody orders establish a parenting plan between the divorcing or divorced couple so that the children may still spend time with both parents, even though they no longer reside together. However, custody agreements are complicated when one parent wants to move a… Continue Reading
As far as families are concerned, there is a long-standing legal principle which generally permits parents to raise their children as they see fit without governmental interference. While that typically remains true, our courts are also granted inherent “parens patrie” authority, by which they are charged to protect the welfare and best interests of minor… Continue Reading