Divorce and Family Law in New Jersey
Recent changes in New Jersey law have made it very easy to file for divorce. The person seeking the divorce only has to say that the marriage has been “broken down” for at least six months. Fault plays little part in that claim. There are still other reasons that someone can get a divorce including extreme cruelty, drug or alcohol addiction of your spouse, adultery, desertion or incarceration of you spouse for a certain length of time. The “cause of action” to file the complaint is not difficult to find.
However, the divorce process itself is more difficult. I often describe my role in the divorce process as seeking my client’s legal rights to child custody parenting time, child support, alimony or equitable distribution, while my client is still mourning the loss of the relationship. This is particularly true when my client is not the one seeking a divorce. It is my goal to reach the best resolution possible for my client during a stressful time.
If you are thinking about divorce or you believe that your spouse is considering a divorce, it is important to talk to an attorney early in the process so that you know your rights. Feel free to contact me for a consultation. Just because you talk to an attorney does not mean that you will ultimately get divorced. In the end, you may choose counseling over divorce. But if you are headed for divorce, it is important to be prepared with the information you need to go forward.
We serve the family law needs of clients in New Jersey in the following areas:
- Child custody, child visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support, alimony
- Legal separation
- Civil union dissolution
- Marital property settlements
- Paternity law
- Pre-nuptial agreements