Family disputes often involve sensitive issues and intense emotional feelings. If you are going through a difficult family crisis or highly confidential personal matter, you need an experienced family law attorney who you can trust. BOND & POSLUSZNY handles a wide variety of family law matters with compassion and respect for all involved family members.
DIVORCE AND SEPARATION
Seeking a divorce or separation in New Jersey requires knowledge of complex laws and family court systems. Grounds for divorce vary and include irreconcilable differences, extreme cruelty and adultery. Special legal issues arise during both uncontested and contested divorces as well as divorce mediations, alternative dispute resolutions and equitable distribution proceedings. Separation creates other types of financial responsibilities that also may require legal advice and proceedings.
Legal disputes involving child custody in New Jersey can be heartbreaking for all involved parties, including the children. Decisions regarding joint or sole custody should be reviewed with an experienced family law attorney. Other significant child custody issues relate to the unique circumstances that arise during divorce or separation proceedings involving special needs children.
ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT
One of the most highly contested parts of any divorce or separation can be the issue of support for spouses and children. Most divorce and separation matters involve some type of payment issue related to either spousal support or child support. Child support goes beyond providing for food, clothes and shelter. Child support issues also include payments related to education, day care and medical expenses. Spousal support can include rehabilitative alimony, permanent alimony or reimbursement alimony. All types of alimony have serious financial implications for both spouses. Changes in a party’s economic status post-divorce also may result in requests for alimony modifications or child support modifications.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / RESTRAINING ORDERS
Domestic violence can affect men, women and children. Domestic violence involves individuals of all ages and from all income levels and family backgrounds. Obtaining temporary and permanent restraining orders requires knowledge of New Jersey’s Prevention of Domestic Violence law.
Expungements are a way to clear a person’s criminal record. An expungement provides job applicants or those looking to rent or buy a house a fresh start by expunging their criminal or arrest record after a specified period of time.
Many family law matters can be avoided by proper prenuptial planning. In addition to the drafting and enforcement of prenuptial agreements, prenuptial planning services include estate and asset management.
GRANDPARENT AND THIRD PARTY VISITATION
Separation and divorce proceedings affect extended families, including grandparents and other third parties who may seek visitation rights with respect to the children. Legal matters involving grandparent visitation or third party visitation can be complex and require the assistance of an experienced family lawyer in New Jersey.