DIVORCE LAWYERS HELPING CLIENTS IN PISCATAWAY, N.J.
Divorce is painful and even the most congenial splits can be emotionally devastating. Life-changing decisions take place that can affect the family structure and each spouse’s finances. For this reason, it is absolutely critical that you hire an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights and protect your interests. Decisions made today will impact you – and your children – for a long time to come.
Having a divorce law attorney who can represent your interests can prove invaluable. The experienced and compassionate family lawyers at Bond & Posluszny provide a personal approach to give each case the attention it deserves. We know that no two families are the same and every divorce proceeding has its own special circumstances. We will use our extensive knowledge of New Jersey family laws regarding child support, child custody, asset division, alimony, etc., to negotiate a favorable outcome for you in your divorce case.
DIVORCE ATTORNEYS WHO WILL REPRESENT YOUR INTERESTS IN NEW JERSEY
Located in Piscataway, N.J., Bond & Posluszny handles divorce cases for clients in Piscataway, and all of Middlesex County. We can explain how the law relates to your case, and we will develop a plan of action that reduces emotional distress, saves time and, ultimately, minimizes expenses. To schedule a consultation, contact our offices today. You can rely on our confidentiality, compassion and experience.
WHAT TYPES OF DIVORCE CAN COUPLES FILE IN NEW JERSEY?
In New Jersey, there are two types of divorce: contested and uncontested. If you and your soon-to-be ex agree to divorce terms, it’s considered an uncontested divorce. In most uncontested divorce cases, couples do not have children or have not been married for very long. Generally speaking, there are not many assets to divide, as well. However, if the two of you cannot come to terms with the issues involved in your divorce case, it will be considered a contested divorce. Especially in high net worth divorces, divorce for business owners, or when divorcing a business owner, conflict may arise from asset and debt division(including how marital property is defined), child support, child custody, spousal support arrangements and decisions about parenting schedules. Contested divorces are extremely stressful because the court will split assets, and a judge might make the final decision for child custody.
Regardless of the type of divorce you pursue, having an experienced NJ family lawyer on your side can reduce stress and eliminate confusion and frustration. Talk to a lawyer at Bond & Posluszny. We will be by your side every step of the way, whether you want to go through litigation or opt for collaborative law divorce or mediation.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DIVORCE AND SEPARATION?
A divorce will completely dissolve a marriage in New Jersey but you do not need to get a divorce in order to live separate lives. A property settlement can be negotiated and signed by a husband and a wife without the need to file for a divorce. This is the equivalent of a legal separation. Although there is no formal legal separation recognized by New Jersey, the Property Settlement Agreement, even without a divorce, will be recognized.
This agreement will allow each spouse to respect the other’s rights and to take on certain responsibilities, which may involve child support, visitation, child custody, division of debt and spousal support. This separation agreement can also deal with division of all assets, not just debts.
IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE FILING FOR DIVORCE IN NEW JERSEY
New Jersey divorce proceedings can become quite complex, but a divorce lawyer at Bond & Posluszny will help protect your rights. Uncontested divorces are far less complicated and usually require only one appearance in court. Contested divorces, however, may become lengthy and difficult. Here are a few steps you should expect to take when filing:
You must have a legally valid reason to end your marriage. (For exmaple, irreconcilable differences is a valid reason in New Jersey.)
You must file a divorce complaint and your spouse must receive copies of those divorce papers.
If uncontested, your spouse must sign the papers and send them to the court.
If your spouse contests the terms, he or she must file papers to dispute the terms.
Several court appearances may be necessary to negotiate the disputes.
If your spouse fails to file an Answer to the Complaint within 35 days, a default can be entered against that spouse and the divorce will proceed anyway. At some point in the proceedings, a document asking the Court for certain asset distributions, debt allocations and support payments will have to be filed. This will still be served on your spouse.
Disputes involving property division, alimony, child support and custody require negotiation—either in or out of court.