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Taylor (Brownell) DeSantis is a member of Stark & Stark’s Family Law & Divorce Group. Ms. DeSantis concentrates her practice on divorce proceedings, including custody, alimony, child support, and equitable distribution.

With divorce rates spiking, some couples want to know their options for separating in 2020.

All relationships involve a degree of conflict—and it’s normal to argue more during stressful times. From worrying about your health and the health of your loved ones to facing increased financial uncertainty, all of the classic marital stressors have been amplified by the events of 2020.

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Yesterday, news broke that Jeremy Renner, well known for his role as Hawkeye, asked the Los Angeles court to lower his child support payments as a result of his unexpected financial strain from the coronavirus. The Marvel actor claims that his income will be substantially lower due to the fact that the film and television industry has either cancelled or postponed filming due to the coronavirus. As a result, he is asking the court to modify his child support obligation.

Continue Reading Marvel Actor Seeks Reduction in Child Support Due to Coronavirus – Should You?

One of the most important things to remember during the divorce is process is that every divorce is different. The process your friend or family member described to you may not be the same for you. Accordingly, although your colleague may have needed an expert for their divorce, you may not. Generally, in cases which involve businesses, high net-worth issues, or contentious custody situations, it could be appropriate or even necessary to have an expert witness.

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Generally, individuals going through a divorce are aware that their assets and debts acquired during the marriage will be divided. Most have acquired assets such as a home, car, bank accounts, and retirement accounts. But increasingly, individuals have more complex assets, including restricted stock options.

Continue Reading Equitable Distribution of Equity Income: M.G. v. S.M., _ N.J. Super. _ (App. Div. 2018