Divorce can be an extremely stressful process. It’s already a tough decision to make, but it can become exponentially more difficult when children are involved. Located in six locations throughout the state, we are divorce lawyers who “get it, and we are here to make this process smoother for you and your children. We are here to listen to you and answer any questions you may have. It is her mission to help you make decisions to protect your legal rights while keeping the best interests of your family and children in mind. Ending a marriage is never done without much consideration and while the change can’t be avoided, the stress and anxiety associated with it can be. TSC Family Law works hard everyday to help people going through the difficult legal issues of divorce, and the difficulties surrounding it.
Reasons to Choose TSC Family Law in NJ
- -We have the experience and broad knowledge base to meet clients’ diverse needs.
- -We keep up with all the latest rules, laws and best practices in NJ divorce law.
- -We leverage in-house resources to keep divorce cases more efficient for clients.
New Jersey Divorce Laws
In order to file for a divorce in New Jersey, either spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least one year prior to filing for divorce. The only exception to the one-year residency requirement is when the grounds for divorce is for adultery. Usually, you will have to file for divorce in the county in which you reside. If you and your spouse have separated and now live in different counties, you can file divorce papers in either of the two counties.
While there’s an allowance for legal separation for civil union, there is no NJ law that specifically references legal separation for married individuals. A dissolution of a NJ civil union is basically the same thing in the Law’s eyes as a divorce.
Oftentimes, couples will disagree on how things, such as child custody or property, should be divided. A divorce/dissolution case is not always a straightforward resolution. The results of the divorce process can affect you for years to come. Of course, you may be able to seek divorce modifications down the road, but it does not apply to everything within family law cases and it is not always easy. As an experienced Central NJ divorce lawyers, we will provide you with expert legal advice, personal attention, and the help you need to find a resolution to a number of NJ family law related areas such as:
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Child visitation
- Child custody
- Property division
- Contested divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- High net worth divorce
- Debt division
Regardless of what your particular divorce or situation may be, our firm can help you with all the aspects of your divorce, whether they are simple or complex. We can navigate New Jersey’s many divorce laws and statutes while you concentrate on moving forward.
Are You in Need of a New Jersey Family Lawyer?
As noted above, a divorce can have complex factors such as high-value assets, contested terms, child custody and spousal maintenance. The best way to navigate these factors is by hiring a divorce attorney who can skillfully negotiate and/or mediate your divorce settlement with your spouse and his or her attorneys while you focus on the future.
While a lawyer can help with any divorce case, you may not need one if you have a simple and uncontested divorce case. If you and your spouse can easily work together and agree on the mainstay matters of your case, you could create a contract yourselves, or with the help of a mediator that a judge will assign. However, if you believe your spouse will make it difficult to achieve a fair divorce, such as by arguing with you about your desired terms, you may need a lawyer’s assistance. If your spouse has hired a lawyer, it is a good sign that you need one too.
When in doubt, it’s always best to seek out a qualified divorce lawyer to help with your divorce case. A lawyer can teach you critical things such as what type of case you need, how to protect your rights and assets, whether you qualify for child support or alimony, and how to start your case. Then, your lawyer can take care of difficult or complicated legal matters for you while you focus your attention elsewhere.