NJ Family Law
Divorce represents a new beginning for the entire family. Every divorce is unique. Each client has his or her own needs. To meet your needs and to properly protect your rights, you deserve an experienced family law attorney who understands the emotional, as well as the financial impact of divorce - an attorney who understands that issues such as child custody disputes, parenting time, alimony and child support, and equitable distribution of property will affect you and your children for years to come.
The goal of the Family Law Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer is to help you and your children begin the next chapter in your lives, confident and ready for new opportunities. By first helping you to define your goals and objectives, our matrimonial attorneys are able to develop strategies to achieve those goals. As an important member of the team, you are part of the decision-making process.
Regardless of the complexity of your dispute or the approach you choose, our philosophy remains constant - to zealously represent you to achieve your goals.
Family Law Services, New Jersey
Our team's area of focus is complex matrimonial litigation, including:
- Alienation of Affection
- Alternative Dispute Resolution, Including Mediation and Arbitration
- Appeals of Family Law Judgments
- Battered Spouse Syndrome
- Benefits of a Large Law Firm
- Breach of contract
- Business Evalutations
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Civil Unions
- Collaborative Divorce
- Domestic Partnership Agreements
- Domestic Violence
- Emancipation applications
- Equitable Distribution of Assets and Liabilities
- Factors for College Expenses Contributions
- Grandparent's Legal Rights
- Hague Convention Proceedings
- Parenting Time/Timesharing Arrangements
- Post-Judgment Enforcement and Modification Applications
- Premarital Agreements
- Property Settlement Agreements
- Reimbursement Alimony
- Relocating Your Child
We are experienced in handling complex and sophisticated financial aspects of divorce, such as identifying, valuing and distributing assets and liabilities subject to equitable distribution.
We frequently deal with difficult child-related issues, including parental alienation, abuse of children and the right of parents to remove children from the state or country. We are committed to protecting your rights and to serving the best interests of your children.
Some divorces can be settled without litigation; couples may choose mediation, an increasingly popular process in which a mediator facilitates the resolution of the matter. In many circumstances, mediation is mandated by the court. In other cases, couples may arbitrate disputes by retaining an independent person to adjudicate the case. These alternative approaches can reduce legal fees and expedite the process. Our matrimonial attorneys have extensive training and experience in divorce mediation and arbitration.
The many referrals we receive from clients, experts and other lawyers confirm our reputation for successfully handling complex cases in a compassionate and professional manner. We are uniquely positioned to draw upon the firm's Tax, Commercial Real Estate, Trusts & Estates, Criminal Law/Civil Rights, Corporate Finance and other teams, when needed.
Contact our family law attorneys to schedule a consultation to assist with your divorce related matters by calling 1.800.864.6652.
The family law team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer serves New Jersey clients in Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Somerset County, and Union County, in addition to serving clients in New York City.
Articles & Publications:
- A Balancing Act The Extent to Which a Stepparent Should Be Held Responsible for a Stepchilds Post-Divorce Support
- Allocating Active and Passive Appreciation of a Separate Business Asset for Equitable Distribution
- A Solid Relationship With Your Divorce Lawyer
- Common Divorce Questions as featured in Divorce Magazine
- Division of Retirement Assets Upon Divorce Qualified Domestic Relations Orders QDRO
- Minimizing the Financial and Emotional Pain of Divorce
- Myths and Realities Matrimonial Agreements Are Not Ironclad
- Practical Guide to Name Changes
- Real Estate Valuation and Divorce Standards of Value Applied
- Guaranteed Employment and Relocation: Is It Time to Reexamine New Jersey’s Baures Standard?
Wilentz Annual Family Law Digests
Summaries of New Jersey Family Law Opinions, Statues and Court Rules, prepared by the Wilentz Family Law Team.
»View the 2013 Family Law Digest
»View Archived Family Law Digests
2006 Annual Family Law Digest
2007 Annual Family Law Digest
2008 Annual Family Law Digest
2009 Annual Family Law Digest
2010 Annual Family Law Digest
2011 Annual Family Law Digest
2012 Annual Family Law Digest
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