May 2021 - Tomasella and Vacca, L.L.C

When dealing with child custody and child support modifications a question of emancipation may rise. There are many different situations in which a child is to be considered emancipated. Emancipation can occur when the child reaches the age of majority (19 years old) without the intention of immediate attendance at college or a trade school….

A Narcissist is a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves.  Narcissistic spouses tend to be emotionally manipulative and self-absorbed which can lead to a rocky divorce process. Narcissists will attempt to drag out the litigation and often engage in gaslighting and attempt to paint you as the “bad guy”. We…

New Jersey is an equitable distribution state. This means that marital property is not always divided equally. Rather, it is divided equitably. Marital property is often made up of property, pensions and retirement plans, savings and checking accounts, jewelry, furniture, vehicles, season sports tickets, vehicles, pets, and many other assets and debts. In accordance with New Jersey’s Equitable Distribution Statute,…

If you’re wondering whether your spouse’s affair affects the way assets are distributed at the end of a marriage, the basic answer is no, seeing as New Jersey is a no-fault state. Thus, one party contributing or even causing the breakdown of the marriage will most likely have no effect on the equitable division of…

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