Family & Divorce Law

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage by the court.  A divorce signifies a complete severance of the ties by which the parties of the marriage were united. Although divorce is the most significant aspect of family law, other matters are often part of every family law case.  These include the child custody and visitation, paternity, child and/or spousal support, adoption, juvenile delinquency, domestic violence, and the enforcement or modification of court orders.  The dynamic aspects of each of these areas make divorce emotionally demanding and unlike any other area of the law.  When long-term relationships are dissolved, questions and challenges never before considered suddenly arise.  Divorcing parents, for example, will ask with whom are the children going to live?  How often will I see them? How will they be supported?  Issues arise regarding spousal support, retirement plans, health or life insurance benefits, and, how marital and personal property are to be divided.

As a family law attorney, I can provide you with the aggressive representation you need to protect your rights either during or after a divorce.  I have regularly found myself tied to disputes where emotions are running high and the parties are not willing to compromise.    My experience allows me to understand your needs and has taught me how New Jersey laws can effectively be applied to the unique facts of your case.  I can help you to determine precisely what your needs, goals, and priorities are.  I strive to get a complete understanding of all the facts in your particular case.  I provide you with meaningful input so the outcome of your divorce case assures you are treated fairly. I focus my energies on you, your needs, priorities and on working toward a sensible and just conclusion to your proceedings.