Attorneys Enable Divorcing Spouses to Resolve Disputes Effectively in New Jersey and New York
Fort Lee and Flushing attorneys specialize in Divorce, Matrimonial, Civil Unions, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support.
Divorce is a difficult process for everyone involved. At the Choi Law Firm, we represent husbands and wives effectively so that they can concentrate on their well-being and that of their family while we take care of their legal needs. From our offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey and Flushing, New York, we advocate for fair, prompt resolutions no matter how contentious the breakup might be. We have the trial experience to win a successful result in court, but can often settle matters cost-effectively through negotiations or mediation. Whatever complications arise, we remain focused on completing the matter in a way that safeguards your rights and ability to move ahead.
Dedicated lawyer assisting with child custody and visitation conflicts
When determining child custody, courts in both states are bound by law to make decisions that are considered to be in the child’s best interests. This subjective standard is based on a variety of factors, including:
- Safety — Parents with a history of violence in the home or substance abuse risk losing physical and even legal custody.
- Preference — Courts can consider the choice of where a mature child wants to live, though that choice is balanced by other factors.
- Routine — In New Jersey and New York with children exposed to so many changes during divorce, judges might prefer to keep a child in the same home and school they are accustomed to.
- Divorce & Separation of Civil Union
- Domestic Violence
- Child Custody
- Pre-nuptial & Post-nuptial Agreements
New Jersey and New York, the Choi Law Firm takes every legal step possible to preserve solid parent-child relationships. If you are not awarded physical custody, we will vigorously pursue fair visitation terms.
Knowledgeable advice on obtaining fair child support arrangements
Noncustodial parents are legally required to support their children financially, even if they were never married to the child’s other parent. In both New Jersey and New York, child support calculations are based on a set formula. That formula takes into account each parent’s income, medical insurance obligations and childcare arrangements. Though the child support calculators might seem straightforward, we can ensure that key information is not missed and hidden income is not overlooked.
Representing clients in matters concerning spousal support
Sometimes referred to as alimony, spousal support is often highly disputed during a divorce. Especially in situations where one spouse stayed home for many years to take care of the household and children, support payments could be significant and long-lasting. Both states look at the parties’ income and earning ability as well as other information to arrive at a just result. The Choi Law Firm argues on clients’ behalf regarding these and other factors so that judges’ temporary and permanent alimony decisions are fully informed.
Working to reach equitable division of property and debts
New Jersey and New York laws mandate that marital property be divided fairly in divorce, though that division does not necessarily mean that each side will receive an equal portion of the assets. If you and your spouse cannot agree on who gets what, the court will base its decision on a variety of factors to determine what is equitable. These can include the length of the marriage, age, health, earning ability of the partners, and the couple’s lifestyle during their union. We make sure that all relevant information is brought before the judge and argue for a proper division of marital and separate property.
Contact skilled divorce attorneys serving clients in New Jersey and New York
With offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey and Flushing, New York, the Choi Law Firm represents clients in divorce, child custody and other types of legal matters. Please call 201-482-4825 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.