Divorce

Divorce is a transition, moving one household into two, recreating roles and relationships. It can become a daunting experience. Our role in this transition is to help our clients and their families address the various parts of a divorce in a way that best suits their needs and goals. Though there are common areas of a divorce which each family and couple will address, solutions should be specifically tailored to each family’s needs. Each divorce comes with its own set of solutions and our work is to assist each family to find those that best suit them.

The most common areas addressed in a divorce are:

  • Children. If a divorce involves children, they will be the priority. Issues to be addressed will commonly include, legal and physical custody, parenting time, child support and the children’s expenses.
  • Equitable Distribution. Dividing the marital assets and debts between the two parties is commonly referred to as "equitable distribution."
  • Property/Asset Distribution. This includes identifying what property is marital and how it should be distributed between the new households. Marital property can be in the form of any asset created or held by the marital household such as real property, tangible property, pension accounts, stocks and bank accounts.
  • Division of Debts and Obligations. This involves identifying marital debts and determining an equitable division of those debts between the parties.
  • Alimony. This is also referred to as spousal support. To determine the eligibility for spousal support/alimony payments, an income and need analysis is made, guided by New Jersey law on alimony. There are many other factors that impact alimony which make it important for all parties to be well represented in these negotiations or at trial.