Bergenfield Divorce Lawyers
Our Family Law Attorneys in Bergenfield, NJ Will Skillfully Represent You in Your Family Law and Divorce Proceedings in Bergen County and Throughout New Jersey
A tough pill to swallow is that many marriages will end in divorce. The harsh reality of life is that changing family dynamics, personal needs, and feelings – not to mention unexpected developments – can all push a couple toward having a divorce. If you are thinking about changing your status quo or your spouse has issued divorce papers to you, our experienced Bergenfield divorce lawyers can help. There are many financial, child custody, and parenting considerations that will come into play during and after your divorce so do not take these issues lightly and speak with our family law attorneys in Bergenfield, NJ today for guidance with your case.
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Navigating Divorce-Related Difficulties and Challenges with Our Bergenfield Divorce Lawyers
Family arrangements are not set in stone. Our team of family law attorneys in Bergenfield, NJ will work with you toward innovative, creative, and sustainable legal solutions for your post-divorce life. We handle a wide range of divorce and family law cases, including:
- Prenuptial agreements
- Child custody and parenting time
- Child support, spousal support, and alimony
- LGBTQ family matters
- Grandparent visitation
- Abuse and domestic violence cases
- Family appeals
- Post-judgment motions
- Mediation and marital settlements
Our team of compassionate and empathetic attorneys will listen to you, understand your needs and concerns, and we will come up with a sound legal strategy to help you get through your divorce so that you can get a fresh start once again.
The Choi Law Firm’s Family Law Attorneys in Bergenfield, NJ Handle Contested and Uncontested Divorces
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties amicably resolve all of their outstanding issues and agree to terms before getting divorced. However, in many cases, the parties involved are unable – or, perhaps, unwilling – to settle with their spouse. In these contested divorces, the case will go to a judge to determine a fair middle ground for both parties.
Divorces involve many moving parts, and even once a divorce is complete, you may still have some sort of relationship with your ex. Prenuptial agreements may come into play, there may be alimony or child support payments one party has to make to the other, and there may be issues with equitably dividing the estate of the couple.
Some of the areas our Bergenfield divorce lawyers can help in contested divorce cases are as follows.
- Child custody and parenting time: How much each parent makes, where they live, and the wishes of the child or children may be used to determine who has primary custody or even legal custody of the children of a divorcing couple. Relocation considerations, the earning capacity of each parent, and any extenuating circumstances – such as abuse, abandonment, habitual intoxication, or adultery, for example – can also impact who gets the children in a divorce.
- Child support: The needs of your children will change over time, and so may your financial standing. We will help you negotiate a fair child support arrangement with your spouse, covering future needs such as college expenses, healthcare payments, travel expenses, and more.
- Asset distribution: Not all New Jersey divorces end up with a 50-50 split in the property and assets of the couple between each party. New Jersey’s equitable distribution criteria (NJ Rev Stat § 2A:34-23.1 (2013)) outlines how a couple’s assets are to be distributed in a divorce. There are more than a dozen criteria included in this statute, from the economic standing and earning potential of both parties to how much they may have contributed to the career or education of the other and the potential tax implications of different property splits on each party.
Decisions regarding the above can all impact you for years to come, so speak with our family law attorneys in Bergenfield, NJ today to learn more about what you should do and what your legal options are before moving forward with any divorce-related actions.
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Call Today to Speak With Experienced Family Law Attorneys in Bergenfield, NJ Who Can Help You
The legal issues surrounding family law matters can be complex, and you may understandably be experiencing heightened emotions, even anger, resentment, or a sense of helplessness. Simple disputes can quickly escalate into a divorce, and uncontested, amicable divorces can become hotly contested ones if not handled properly. Our team of Bergenfield divorce lawyers has years of experience handling sensitive divorce cases of all kinds, and we can help you avoid the mistakes that many people make when getting divorced. Contact us today for a confidential consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce and Family Law Cases in Bergenfield, NJ
Court intervention may be needed, but it depends on your unique situation. If a divorce matter becomes so contested that the parties involved cannot reach a fair middle ground or compromise themselves, then the case may head to court. The Choi Law Firm’s experienced family law attorneys in Bergenfield, NJ can help you with courtroom litigation and drawing up all of the paperwork and handling the negotiations that can help protect your rights and well-being during and after your divorce. While we strive to avoid conflict, we are ready to aggressively litigate, advocate, and negotiate on your behalf if the other party is being unreasonable or unfair.
No. New Jersey is a no-fault divorce state. You can get divorced if you want to without citing specific reasons for wanting the divorce. However, if there are grounds on which you can file for divorce, such as adultery, abuse, or separation, then you may wish to include those grounds in your filing since they can have an important bearing on child custody, alimony, and other divorce-related determinations. Our team can also help with issues such as restraining orders and relocation if such actions are needed to protect your well-being, and we can even argue against court rulings such as alimony or child support if your case justifies such arguments. Contact us for additional information on how we can help with your unique case.
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