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Frequently Asked Questions

Top Ten Things to Know When Contemplating Divorce

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 read more

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

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 read more

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

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 read more

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

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 read more

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

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 read more

What are the most common financial mistakes in a divorce?

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 read more