New Jersey Divorce Law Attorneys
The ending of a marriage is understandably a very stressful and emotional time for many. Often, one’s desire is simply to get the process over with as soon as possible and begin the process of starting a new life. It’s important to realize, however, that the court orders made in a final judgment of divorce do more than just dissolve a marriage; they affect property rights and custodial rights that greatly impact the lives of the divorcing couple and their children immediately and for years into the future. Now is the time to hire skilled and knowledgeable legal professionals who will make sure that you make the right choices that are best for you and your kids – not out of emotion or anxiety but with your best interests at heart. The Englewood family law attorneys at Herbert & Weiss, LLP are here to guide you through this process, make smart, well-informed decisions, and represent your interests in every aspect of your New Jersey divorce.
Help with Contested and Uncontested Divorce in New Jersey
A divorce does more than just dissolve a marriage; the court when granting a divorce will also make final orders regarding a number of different topics, including:
Division of marital property – Assets and debts acquired during the marriage are community property owned equally by each spouse, and the judge’s job is to divide that community property as equally as possible between the spouses, or in a manner that is “just and right.”
Alimony – The judge may require one party to pay alimony (spousal support or maintenance) to the other party for a period of time or even permanently to allow each former spouse to maintain the standard of living they had during the marriage. Courts may also award rehabilitative alimony to help a former spouse get on one’s feet financially or reimbursement alimony to pay back an ex-spouse for contributions made to the other’s education or career.
Child Custody – If the couple has children together, the judge must decide whether and how the parents will share physical custody of the children and the responsibility for making legal decisions regarding the children’s upbringing.
Child Support – The court will order the noncustodial parent to pay a monthly amount to the parent with primary custody to help support the children. The amount of child support is determined according to a statutory formula which serves as a guideline for the judge in deciding the appropriate amount.
If both spouses can agree on how all of these issues should be resolved, they can create and sign a marital settlement agreement that will be reviewed by a judge and if approved, incorporated into the divorce judgment. The New Jersey family law attorneys at Herbert & Weiss are skilled at finding creative solutions and can help you work with your spouse to obtain a divorce agreement that satisfactorily resolves all applicable issues in the divorce.
In the event that any issues are contested and cannot be resolved, our New Jersey divorce lawyers are prepared to represent your interests in court and advocate strongly for a result that respects your rights and meets your needs. We offer high-quality, professional advice and representation reasonably priced to give you the help you need while going through a difficult time.
Call Herbert & Weiss in Englewood for Assistance in a New Jersey Divorce
For sound advice and excellent representation in your New Jersey divorce, contact Herbert & Weiss for a free consultation with experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated Englewood family law attorneys.
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 Herbert & Weiss by a friend. My entire experience in the divorce process was finally set on the right track and ultimately settled in my favor as a result.” — K.M.
As a partner at Herbert & Weiss, attorney Helayne M. Weiss helps clients throughout New Jersey in all types of family law matters, including divorce, custody, child support, adoption and domestic violence restraining orders. She also represents individuals and businesses in matters involving business or municipal law.
Helene C. Herbert is a partner in Herbert & Weiss, an Englewood law firm serving clients in Fort Lee and throughout Bergen County in the areas of divorce and family law, employment law, business law, real estate, estate planning and more. The firm has done significant appellate work and represents several municipalities in tax appeals.