The attorneys at our firm represent individuals who find themselves in need of an attorney for advice or representation in a family law matter. A family law matter can include a restraining order matter or a divorce.
Restraining orders are filed in family court in the state of New Jersey. A restraining order is first filed by the plaintiff as a temporary restraining order. The filing of that matter means that the defendant is restrained from contacting the plaintiff or other individuals who are referenced in the restraining order. The matter is then set down for a hearing to determine if a New Jersey Superior Court Judge will enter a final restraining order. A final restraining order is permanent under New Jersey law. An individual who is subject to a final restraining order will be forever refrained from contacting the plaintiff. If the individual does contact the plaintiff, they will be subject to criminal penalties. Additionally, the defendant who has a final restraining order filed against them will be finger printed, prevented from possessing any firearms and will also be placed on a domestic violence registry. If you would like more information about restraining orders in New Jersey click on the above restraining order tab.
In a divorce in New Jersey, you may have questions about how the divorce will proceed. Some of these questions may include:
- How to file for divorce
- How are assets divided
- What is a tevis claim
- Alternative dispute resolution in divorce
- Divorce settlements
- Businesses during divorce
- Child Custody
Divorce is rarely an easy process. In New Jersey, there are various ways in which a divorce proceeding is litigated. Contested divorce means that an individual and the former spouse cannot reach a mutual agreement as to one or more aspects of the divorce. In this specific circumstance, our attorneys will advocate for the specific individual our attorneys are representing making sure they are properly and lawfully represented in court.
Uncontested divorce means that the parties have agreed on the aspects of the divorce including the division of the assets and how the divorce will proceed. Sometimes a divorce can be mostly uncontested with a few details that still need to be resolved or agreed upon between the parties. Mediation and or alternative dispute resolution may be effective in resolving these issues.
Dividing assets in a divorce can be difficult. Some of the assets to be divided can include:
- The marital home
- Retirement Accounts
When assets are divided, any material liabilities and or debts will also have to be considered.
If you or someone you know would like to speak with one of our attorneys about your divorce or restraining order proceeding contact us day or night. Our lawyers will take the time to sit with you and discuss all of your options. If you hire or firm, we will aggressively represent your interests in New Jersey family court.