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Top Ten Things to Know When Contemplating Divorce

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. 2004 Put Emotions in Check: Remember the following:   a. The cost and length of divorce litigation is directly proportionate to the emotions of the parties; and b. Courts do not usually consider who was at fault in the break up when dealing with financial issues (except, perhaps, when read more

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How is it determined Which of Our Property is Marital and Which is Separate?

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

As with most divorce-related questions, the starting point for any legal inquiry is the applicable statute. In this case, the statute is N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23(h), which reads that “in all actions where a judgment of divorce, dissolution of civil union, divorce from bed and board, or legal separation from a partner in a civil-union couple is read more

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My spouse has stock options at his work, are those considered to be an asset to be divided during our divorce?

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. “My spouse has stock options at his work, are those considered to be an asset to be divided during our divorce?” Answer Although the extent of company’s issuing employee stock options has declined from the levels that existed in the 1990’s, to the extent that a divorcing party has read more

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My ex-spouse exercises visitation with my kids, but I want to move with them to another state. Can I go?

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. “My ex-spouse exercises visitation with my kids, but I want to move with them to another state. Can I go?”   Answer It depends. As with most issues in divorce, this is a fact sensitive question. The Supreme Court of our State has established that a custodial parent who read more

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How can I reduce the amount of harm my divorce will cause my children?

Posted On : 17 September 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. Question “How can I reduce the amount of harm my divorce will cause my children?”   Answer There are a multitude of things that divorcing parties can do to reduce the negative impact of divorce upon their children. Of course, every family is different and has particular issues that read more

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What are the most common financial mistakes in a divorce?

Posted On : 17 July 2012 By: Charles Vuotto

By Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Steven R. Enis, Esq. “What are the most common financial mistakes in a divorce?”   Answer The following represent the ten most common financial mistakes that people make as they proceed in a divorce action.   1. One of the most time consuming and costly aspects of divorce read more

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