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Facing a legal issue such as divorce or another family law matter can be an overwhelming experience. You are likely not all that familiar with the laws or procedures while, at the same time, you are dealing with the emotional challenges that these issues bring. You may be experiencing loss, anger, grief or other difficult reactions resulting from the ending of your marriage or disputed issues. This is often accentuated by the enormity of having to make decisions concerning yourself and your children that can have far-reaching consequences long into the future. Trying to understand how the legal processes and judges will affect your case can be frightening. It can be a time of uncertainty and anxiety as to how everything will finally be determined.
What Does a Family Attorney Do?
What a family lawer can do is specialize in a legal matters that involve family law. Family lawyers handle legal concerns that are associated with members of the family. Some of these concerns involve alimony, divorce, child custody, parenting time and among other practices. Family attorney can also represent defendants in conflicts that end up in family court.
At Simon, O’Brien, & Knapp, we understand the difficulties that divorce and family law bring to most individuals and their families. Our firm has been resolving those issues for decades. Thus, we are deeply familiar with New Jersey law, court proceedings, how judges view various issues, and how to strategize each individual case in search of optimum results. We are here to provide the clarity, guidance, and support you need every step of the way through the issues that must be confronted and resolved, whether outside the courtroom in a mediation or inside the courtroom at trial.
Divorce & Other Family Issues We Handle
Simon, O’Brien, & Knapp handles a variety of issues related to family relationships.
These include the following:
- Divorce. New Jersey provides no-fault as well as fault-based options for divorce. No-fault divorces are based on irreconcilable differences in which marital misconduct is not a factor. Fault-based divorces, such as for adultery, cruelty, substance abuse, or other grounds, involve proving the allegations in court.
- High net-worth divorce. These divorces are generally more complex, involving substantial assets and/or property, family-owned businesses, or professional practices.
- Child custody. Custody includes both physical custody (with whom the child mainly lives) and legal custody (involving significant life decisions for the child) which must be assigned in the best interests of the child.
- Child support. Under New Jersey law, parents are obligated to financially support their children based on state guidelines.
- Equitable distribution. In divorce, marital assets and property must be divided and distributed as fairly and equitably as possible based on each couple’s unique circumstances.
- Marital agreements. These agreements spell out the specific terms of your divorce as regards all issues, such as custody, support, marital property, and more.
- Guardianship. Legal guardianships may be sought for the elderly, the disabled, or minor children through the New Jersey courts.
- Parenting time. Decisions about how to divide parenting time can be difficult and cause conflict. Various plans can be instituted to provide for the unique needs of each family.
- Modifications. When substantial changes occur in your circumstances making a current custody or support court order unfeasible, you can seek a modification of the order by a judge.
- Mediation. This alternate dispute resolution process provides a way to resolve your dispute without court intervention resulting in less time, expense, and emotional stress.
Rely on Simon, O’Brien, & Knapp
Divorce and family law issues are among the most personal and complicated of all legal matters. Getting trusted legal advice and support as you navigate these issues is essential to ensure that your best interests and those of your children are protected and pursued. At our firm, you can work with a capable and compassionate legal team that provides attentive and skilled representation. We can thoroughly review the unique particulars of your case, your family dynamics, financial and property matters, and more to strategize your options and the best way to move forward.
Our firm is committed to helping you reach satisfactory resolutions to all of your issues as efficiently and effectively as possible. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your legal needs and objectives and learn more about how our experienced attorneys can help.
Learn more about how a Parsippany family lawyer at our firm can help you. Contact us online or at (973) 604-2224 to arrange for an initial consultation about your family law case.