New York And New Jersey Divorce Law
Deciding to end a marriage is difficult for all parties involved. Once you do make the decision it is in your best interest to approach the divorce property, spousal support and custody process from a rational, businesslike perspective, which is often difficult given the emotional issues involved. Some marital property is more complex than just a house in the suburbs. There may be business ownership issues, investment accounts, and even unusual custody situations that make things complicated.
At the law firm DiLorenzo & Rush, our New York and New Jersey family lawyers are committed to guiding individuals and families through high-asset and complex divorce proceedings with compassion, sensitivity and strength. Our Hackensack divorce lawyers have helped hundreds of people throughout North Jersey and southern New York state settle the most complicated divorce matters, whether in court or via alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration, mediation, and collaborative law.
Is divorce in your future? Not sure what comes next?
Full-Service Divorce Representation
Involving a knowledgeable Bergen County family law attorney as soon as possible in the divorce process is one of the best ways to preserve your own long-term financial and emotional health.
We provide skilled assistance with a variety of divorce-related issues, including:
- Divorce property settlements and asset division
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support and spousal support / alimony
- Post-decree modifications to child custody, visitation, child support or alimony
- Domestic violence, spousal abuse, orders of protection and restraining orders
- Legal separation agreements
If you and your spouse agree on the basic issues involved in the divorce (alimony or spousal support, property division, we will assist you in the preparation of a property settlement agreement that will allow you to obtain an uncontested divorce and avoid adversarial divorce litigation.
However, if there is disagreement on any of the basic issues, a contested divorce results. When a divorce is contested, you have several options:
- Proceed through all phases of litigation including trial before a family court judge
- Voluntarily seek alternative dispute resolution methods like arbitration or mediation. The court may also order you to seek resolution via an alternative dispute resolution method
It is important to consult with an attorney before deciding which method is right for your situation.
Hearings And Temporary Orders
When questions or situations need to be temporarily resolved before the final divorce agreement is reached or ordered by the court, temporary orders may be issued to determine matters including where the children will live during the divorce process and who is responsible for paying the bills. Temporary orders generally remain in effect until the final decision is made at the end of the divorce process.
Alternatives For Dispute Resolution
- Mediation: An alternative to litigation that can be less expensive and less stressful for divorcing couples and their children. In the mediation process, the couple works with a trained mediator to reach agreement on contested issues.
- Arbitration: Instead of using a judge to decide the final outcome, the parties agree to use an arbitrator. Each spouse is represented by an attorney who will represent their best interests during negotiation.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Complex Divorce Situation
If the possibility of a divorce has you restless, wondering what the future holds for you and your children, contact us today. Together, we will analyze your situation, discuss your options and begin charting a course toward a successful resolution and a bright future. Call 201-212-4027 (New Jersey) or 718-537-9885 (Bronx).
With offices conveniently located in both the Bronx and Hackensack, our divorce lawyers are just minutes away. Flexible appointments, including off-site and evenings, are available. We charge reasonable fees and accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.