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Divorce From Bed and Board Hot Tips (Part 2)

The following are the next 5 of my 20 major Hot Tips to keep in mind when considering advising your client to enter into a Divorce from Bed & Board (“DBB”): When agreeing to a DBB, make sure that you read more

New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families 2021 List

I'm so honored to announce that I've again been named as an exceptional attorney for NJ families in 2021. As such I will be named in New Jersey Family's April/May edition and also in their online publication. The lawyers on read more

Divorce From Bed And Board Hot Tips (Part 1)

The following are the first 5 of my 20 major Hot Tips to keep in mind when considering advising your client to enter into a Divorce from Bed & Board (“DBB”): A DBB may be entered based upon the same read more

In Conclusion: The Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

Keep your emotions in check.  Select the right lawyer and learn your rights.  Protect your children from the divorce by insulating them as best you can.  Gather as much information and documentation as you can.  Identify your main issues and read more

Tenth in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

10. Learn About the Tools of Discovery: Very often, one spouse does not have complete knowledge of the other party’s assets, liabilities, income or activities.  That is when “discovery” comes into play.  Essentially, “discovery” is organized information gathering.  It can read more

Ninth in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

9. Summarize Your Education/Earnings & Employment Histories: There are many factors that are considered when establishing alimony and child support. These factors include, but are not limited to, the length of marriage, contributions to the marriage, age, health, as well read more

Eighth in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

8. List Assets & Liabilities: A major part of the case will be the “equitable distribution” of marital property. There are three main steps in the process of distributing marital property in a divorce case: (1) identify; (2) value; and read more

Seventh in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

7. Gather Information & Documents: You can avoid many months of litigation and thousands of dollars by gathering and copying key financial records in advance: Tax returns (personal and business); Spending records (checking account statements, registers, canceled checks and credit read more

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6. Identify Your Issues & List Your Goals (Wish List & Bottom Line): Once you have summarized your marital history, identify your issues (e.g., custody, time-sharing, alimony, child support, value of a business, hidden assets, personal injuries, etc.). For example, read more

Fifth In in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

5. Summarize Marital Lifestyle: How did you live your life? Did you live a low, middle or upper-class lifestyle? One of the key issues in a matrimonial dispute is marital lifestyle. Begin to describe your marital lifestyle for your attorney read more

Fourth In in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

4. Prepare a Detailed Marital History: Essentially, you should try to chronologically summarize all of the salient facts related to your relationship with your spouse. Although it may seem like a daunting task, you should chronologically address each of the read more

Third in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

3. Protect the Children: Beyond any other consideration, the children come first. They should not suffer needlessly due to your (or your spouse’s) decision to divorce. Here are some of the more common admonitions with regard to children and divorce: read more

Second in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

2. Select the Right Divorce Attorney & Learn Your Rights: There are certain attributes that you should look for in a divorce attorney. Of course, these attributes may vary depending on your needs and goals. However, primarily, you should look read more

First in the Top Ten Things To Know When Contemplating Divorce

This is a recurring series of blogs when considering the TOP ten things to know when contemplating divorce. 1. Keep  Emotions in Check - Remember the following: The cost and length of divorce litigation is directly proportionate to the emotions read more

2021 Family Law Symposium.

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. will be co-presenting with past Chairs of the Family Law Section of NJSBA on What I Wish I Knew Then-Hot Practice Tips from Past Family Law Chairs on January 27th at the 2021 Family Law read more

COVID 19 Safety Protocols for Parents Who Are Health Care Providers

The health-worker/parent does not wear any personal clothing to the hospital. Rather, he wears a pair of scrubs to the hospital, then trades them in at the end of the day for a new clean set. He also brings an read more

Additional COVID Safety Protocols For Parents

Any boxes delivered to the home are left in the garage for 5 days. All mail is placed in a non-living space for 2 days before being touched. All plastic is quarantined for 5 days. At no time does a read more

COVID Safety Protocols For Parents Start with Government Recomendations

The specific protocols suggested herein are in addition to various general safety protocols that have been recommended by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) and/or the World Health Organization (‘WHO”). There is no question that parents should be required to read more

How COVID-19 Has Changed Our Daily Lives

There is little doubt that the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives. It has changed how we work, play, and interact with each other. The extent and manner of personal interactions have been directly affected by the read more

What is an AV Preeminent Rating®

When an attorney receives an AV Preeminent Rating it is said to be the highest honor given and sets him or her apart from all the competition. It is given to attorneys who are ranked at the highest level of read more

2021 AV Preeminent Rating®

I'm proud to announce that I've been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by both my Peers and the Judiciary by Martindale Hubbell for 2021. I have also been awarded this rating for 2020. When an attorney receives an AV Preeminent Rating read more

The Best Lawyers in America Inclusion for 2021

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2021 in the specialty of Family Law. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® read more

Top Rated Lawyer 2020

I'm proud to announce that Avvo.com has awarded me with their Top-Rated Lawyer for 2020. This honor is generated from my perfect 10 rating with them since 2015.  

Parenting in the Era of a Pandemic

Since March 21, 2020, when the COVID-19 stay-at-home directive was implemented, all our lives, have been substantially changed, perhaps permanently. The COVID-19 crisis underscores the lack of preparedness we encounter as parents and in interacting with the government institutions serving read more

AV Preeminent® Rating For 2020

I'm proud to announce that I've been awarded an AV Preeminent® Rating by both my Peers and the Judiciary by Martindale Hubbell. This is considered the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

Divorce Proceedings and Coronaviris – How Disputes May be Affected

Many of my firm’s family law clients have asked whether the spread of COVID-19 and/or the unprecedented governmental actions taken to control the coronavirus will provide a defense in the disputes which are sure to arise in the context of read more

NJ Supreme Court Historical Advisory Board Recognizes Charles Vuotto, Jr.

The New Jersey Supreme Court Historical Advisory Board has recognized Charles F. Vuotto, Jr. for contributing to the selection and briefing of 147 NJ Supreme Court family law cases for review by the authors of the family law report.  

Clarifying New Jersey Alimony – Landau v. Landau

The New Jersey Appellate Division recently clarified a point of procedure when seeking to terminate or modify alimony in light of cohabitation in the case of Landau v. Landau. For many years, cohabitation has been the basis to terminate or read more

Moving the Children Out of State

Many times, after a divorce the custodial parent may want to move out of State with the child(ren). What does New Jersey law have to say about that? Well, it would depend. The law in New Jersey recently changed in read more

The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 Family Law

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for 2020 in the specialty of Family Law. For over a quarter of a century, Best Lawyers® read more

New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families 2019

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. has been named as one of New Jersey's Best Lawyers for Families 2019! When you need a NJ family lawyer, whose recommendation do you trust? We asked parents about the lawyers who’ve made a difference read more

 The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 Family Law

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. has been selected by his peers for recognition in the 25th Edition of  The Best Lawyers in America© in 2019 for his work in Family Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer read more

Tischler Press Release 2016

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. awarded the Saul Tischler Award by the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association at its annual dinner on April 19, 2016 to be held at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, read more

Best Lawyers® 2016 Family Law Announcements

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. and Noel S. Tonneman, Esq. have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2016 in the practice area of Family Law. Further, Tonneman, Vuotto, read more

Best Lawyers® 2015 Family Law Announcement

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Toms River, New Jersey. Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community was honored as a “Lawyer of the read more

New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”)

On December 19, 2013 Mr. Vuotto was appointed to represent the New Jersey State Bar Association (“NJSBA”) on the Ad Hoc Committee on the Arbitration of Family Matters.

The Best Lawyers in America – 2014

Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq. has been selected by his peers for recognition in the 20th Edition of  The Best Lawyers in America© in 2014 for his work in Family Law.

NJ Divorce Lawyer, Charles Vuotto – In The News

In recognition of his contributions to the practice of Family Law, Charles F. Vuotto, Jr., Esq., of Tonneman, Vuotto, Enis & White in Matawan, received the 2013 Edward Schoifet Family Law Award on January 23, 2013 presented by the Family read more

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