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Bergen County Complex Divorce Attorneys

Helping You Navigate Complicated Legal Matters

Not all New Jersey divorce cases are so readily or easily resolved; hence, complex divorces. In some cases, issues such as high assets or high conflict make the divorce proceeding especially complex. The knowledgeable and experienced family law attorneys Herbert & Weiss, LLP are especially skilled in the handling and resolution of complex divorces.

In the best of circumstances, divorcing spouses can come to an agreement on the division of marital property, the payment of alimony, and matters related to child custody and child support. In these uncontested divorces, especially if the parties had legal assistance drafting or reviewing the agreement, the judge is able to review and approve the parties’ agreement and incorporate it into a final divorce decree in just a matter of months from the initial filing for divorce. Even if some matters are contested, they can generally be resolved through mediation or in a courtroom hearing.

Contact our complex divorce lawyers in Bergen County to discuss your divorce and how our dedicated Englewood divorce lawyers can help.

High-Asset Complex Divorces

Probably the most common factor leading to a complex divorce is a high net worth divorce where one or both parties have a high net worth singly or together.

Building a case for an equitable distribution of the marital estate can be especially challenging when the estate is large or contains any of the following complex assets:

  • Self Employment
  • Professional Practices
  • Family business
  • Cash business
  • Trusts
  • Stocks
  • Real estate investments
  • Pensions and profit-sharing plans
  • Bonusus
  • Deferred Compensation - Executive Packages
  • Offshore accounts

Courts look at a variety of factors regarding the equitable distribution of property in a New Jersey divorce, and it is up to the parties’ attorneys to prepare and present a strong case guiding the court on these factors. High-asset divorce cases often involve business valuation using any number of different valuation methods, such as the market approach, income approach, or asset approach. Commingling of assets over the years may also require complex asset tracing to determine the character of assets as separate or marital, and when one party is intentionally hiding or improperly valuing assets, forensic experts may need to be brought in. Herbert & Weiss, LLP can help in the location, identification, characterization, and valuation of all marital property to be divided in the most complex New Jersey divorces.

Resolving High Conflict Divorces in New Jersey

Another type of complex divorce is the high-conflict contested divorce, where dug-in positions and animosity get in the way of a quick and reasonable resolution in everyone’s best interests. Sadly, child custody disputes are often the most contentious and emotional aspects of a divorce at a time when civility and respect would likely yield the most practical and functional results. Unfortunately, for some people “winning” the divorce at the other spouse’s expense becomes the goal of the process and leads to tactics ranging from never compromising to lying to implementing a “scorched earth” approach to issues of custody, support, and the division of property. We can’t control the behavior of the other party, but we can counsel you on the best ways to deal with a high-conflict divorce while protecting your rights, your best interests, and your emotional wellbeing.

Complex Divorce Factors

Other factors that create complex divorce situations include:

  • Out-of-State Relocation of Child
  • Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Parental Alienation
  • Tax Matters
  • Overseas Relocation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements

At Herbert & Weiss, LLP, our experienced complex divorce lawyers in Bergen County can provide sound advice, practical guidance, and excellent, professional representation no matter the type and complexity of issues involved in your New Jersey divorce.

For help with complex divorce in New Jersey, contact Herbert & Weiss, LLP at (201) 500-2151 for a no-cost telephone consultation or to schedule a meeting at our office.

Client Testimonials

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    "Thank you, Helene and office staff, for your excellent work"
    I recently had the pleasure of working with Helene Herbert, a highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyer. She was instrumental in drafting a prenuptial agreement for me prior to my marriage. Throughout the entire process, Mrs. Herbert, displayed a high level
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    In times where all hope was lost and fear was all-encompassing, you have unconditionally paved the way with an angelic light, open heart and indomitable courage!! You are eternally in my heart and revered by me in so many ways!!
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    Thank you so, so much for all of your help this year. I am so grateful for all of your great advice and expertise!
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    After having hired two other firms to represent me in my highly contentious divorce, I felt dejected and financially drained without an end in sight. Out of desperation to protect my children, I sought out another firm to represent me and was referred to H
    - K.M.
    "Understanding and Supportive"
    Helayne Weiss represented me in my divorce proceedings, and throughout, both her legal advice and personal relationship with me was nothing short of outstanding. My goal was that of a speedy resolution to the divorce and Helayne made it happen.
    - E.K.
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    I met Helayne Weiss and Helene Herbert when I was at the lowest part of my life and figured there was no one who could help me with my legal issues pertaining to my divorce.
    - P.P.
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