Are you dealing with a family law matter? If so, having a dedicated and experienced family law attorney in New Jersey is invaluable.
However, do you know what family law is and what it includes in New Jersey? If not, it is a good idea to start there. You can also contact our office at any time to discuss your needs or ask any questions you may have about your situation.
Our Family Law Services
In the state of New Jersey, family law involves legal issues that occur in families or personal relationships. The most common matters that we address include the following:
- Divorce-related issues
- Post-divorce needs or concerns
- Domestic partnerships and civil unions
- Restraining orders and domestic abuse
- Property division or settlement related to dissolution or divorce
- Spousal and child support
- Legal guardianships and adoption
- Parenting time and child custody
- Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS)
- Paternity-related issues
- Postnuptial and prenuptial agreements
This is not an exhaustive list, and many other issues may be included under the family law umbrella.
State-to-State Differences in Family Law
If you live in New Jersey now but were married in a different state or dealt with another family law issue in a state besides New Jersey, you should understand that the laws may be different.
One example is property division laws. Some states view marital property as “community property.” If this is the case, the property is divided 50-50 unless there is a premarital agreement or other circumstances dictate a different split.
New Jersey (among other states) uses the concept of “equitable distribution” for marital assets. Under this law, the court divides marital property based on what is fair, which means it may not be a 50-50 split.
Marital property refers to many assets, such as retirement accounts, real estate holdings, business interests, stock portfolios, and other things acquired during the marriage.
You have the right to create prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, which allow you to dictate asset division.
All of these are matters our New Jersey family lawyer can assist with.
What Does a New Jersey Family Law Attorney Do?
Our law firm comprises experienced family law attorneys representing individuals in the state who are going through a divorce or dealing with complex legal issues like adoption.
To practice as a family law attorney in the Garden State, there are certain requirements that all our attorneys meet. These requirements include the following:
- Attended an accredited law school and earned a Juris Doctor;
- Quality and pass the bar examination in the state;
- Receive a Certification of Character;
- Pass the MPRE; and
- Take the Oath of Admission.
We take pride in meeting and exceeding the standards for family law attorneys in New Jersey. If you have a family law matter, our team is ready to help with the experience and expertise to help you achieve the desired outcome.
A Legal Team You Can Trust
It is only natural to feel anxious, frustrated, mad, scared, and many other emotions during a divorce. This process means that everything you know is changing. Not only that, but elements like financial security and child custody make the situation even more complicated. You may also feel alone and wonder whom you can turn to for support and guidance during this confusing and turbulent time.
When you contact our New Jersey family law attorneys, you will find we fully understand the pressure and emotions involved with divorce. The ending of a marriage can affect everyone involved, and this requires the help of someone who knows the law and how to use it for your benefit.
We Will Help You Find Your Voice
You need a strong voice to represent your interests and a guiding hand you can hold during any family law matter. Our legal team is here for you each step of the way. Your priorities, goals, and concerns will be heard and understood. We listen and help you find a way to look ahead.
We do not just view you as a client. We are passionate about providing quality services to the people we serve. With a deep empathy in the family law arena, we treat every case as if it were our own family, and we fight for you and your rights. You are not just another number; we will prioritize you and your case.
With Us, You Have an Entire Legal Team Behind You
If you have filed for divorce, it is easy to get caught up in the situation’s red tape and daily drama. You may have to deal with a hostile spouse and other unpleasant things. While this is challenging, with our legal services, you have an entire legal team behind you, protecting your rights and interests.
With the help of our legal team, you can stand tall and keep your head up. You will also be able to walk into the courtroom confident that you have an experienced and strategic legal team by your side. Our goal is to help make divorce as easy and stress-free as possible.
We Represent Clients Throughout the State of New Jersey
The most difficult legal issues tend to arise within your family and those you are closest to. With our New Jersey legal team, you have representation with experience and knowledge in the family law arena. We can advise, answer questions, and help you make important decisions about marriage, divorce, children, support, and more.
Any case in family court is serious and should be treated as such. We can help you understand the potential consequences of these cases and will work diligently to help protect your rights.
The Dissolution of Your New Jersey Marriage
While family law encompasses many issues, one of the most common types of cases we represent is divorce.
In the past, one spouse had to show grounds like mental cruelty, abandonment, physical abuse, and adultery to end a marriage formally. Today, many states, including New Jersey, allow married individuals to file for a no-fault divorce by claiming irreconcilable differences.
According to the New Jersey Revised Statutes 2A:34-54, other events may result in a divorce, which includes the following:
- Extreme cruelty
- Deviant sexual conduct
- Drug addiction
- Mental illness
If you need help determining the best cause to claim for your divorce, our New Jersey family law attorneys can help.
Contact Our New Jersey Family Law Firm for Assistance
If you are dealing with any family law issue, our legal team is here to help. We can review the facts of your case and offer advice and guidance during the legal process. You can also rely on our legal team to handle all the documents and paperwork involved with the process.
Our goal is to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. We will be by your side, fighting for your rights at each step of the process. The first step is to contact our office to schedule an initial consultation. We are here to help, call today.