Family law encompasses a broad range of sensitive and emotional issues. The covers issues from marriage and divorce, to child custody and visitation. Unfortunately, when dealing with these complex issues, people make decisions that are not in their best interests. Hiring a top-rated New Jersey family law attorney is not inexpensive. But, attempting to litigate a family law case on your own often ends up being far costlier. Not only are expensive mistakes easy to make, but you may end up losing your case altogether.
At The Law Office Of Jordan B. Rickards, our New Jersey family law attorney has the skills and experience to protect your rights and financial interests. If you need family law help in New Jersey, contact our office today. We are more than happy to schedule an immediate review of your claim.
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Before they get married, some couples sign a prenuptial agreement. This type of agreement is a contract that will control what happens to each party’s assets should the marriage end. It applies in the event of divorce, marriage dissolution, or a death. To be enforceable in New Jersey, a prenuptial agreement must meet certain legal requirements. Before drafting or signing one, you should consult with a qualified attorney.
New Jersey Divorce
We have extensive experience handling all aspects of New Jersey divorce cases. Principal attorney Jordan B. Rickards is well-versed in divorce cases. If you are considering divorce in Central New Jersey, or you are already in the process, please reach out to our team today. We will ensure that your divorce proceeds as smoothly and efficiently as possible. We will protect your rights and interests at every stage of the case.
When a couple splits up, they must divide assets and debts. Under New Jersey law, marital property is subject to the state’s equitable distribution standard. This means that the court will distribute the couple’s marital assets and liabilities in a ‘fair’ manner. To be clear, ‘equitable’ does not always mean that there is a 50/50 split of the property. In fact, it could be quite the opposite. Dividing assets and debts can be extremely complicated. You should certainly consult with a family law lawyer who can make sure that you are getting your fair share of the property.
Child Custody and Visitation
Family law issues involving children are incredibly sensitive, and for good reason. Nothing should come between a parent’s relationship with their children. Obtaining custody of your children takes far more than just showing up. You need to prepare a strong legal case, backed by compelling supporting evidence. If you’re facing a divorce and you have children who are under the age of eighteen, it is imperative that you work with an experienced New Jersey child custody and visitation attorney.
The state of New Jersey has official child support guidelines. Though, applying these guidelines to real-world situations can be challenging. There are many circumstances in which a person can deviate from the child support guidelines. Additionally, our law firm helps parents protect their rights in child support disputes. Whether your former partner is not paying you the child support they owe, or the Court is overcharging for child support, we are here to help.
Spousal Support (Alimony)
In certain New Jersey divorce cases, one party will have a right to receive spousal support from the other party. Also known as alimony, courts award spousal support on a case-by-case basis. The amount and duration of the spousal support award will be whatever the family law court deems appropriate given the specific circumstances of the case. Notably, both women and men may potentially be able to receive alimony from their former spouse.
There are many different reasons why you may want to get your name changed in New Jersey. Our law firm has spent nearly a decade handling name change application in Central New Jersey. If you want to get your name changed, please contact us for help.
Termination of Parental Rights
New Jersey courts are reluctant to take away a parent’s rights. There are some cases in which it is in the child’s best interests to have parental rights removed. Further, a parent may also sometimes choose to voluntarily surrender their rights. Our legal team understands that the termination of parental rights is a very sensitive issue. If you believe that a parent must lose parental rights to protect a child, or if your parental rights are under threat, please contact a family law attorney for immediate assistance.
In some cases, you must establish paternity before you can exercise parental rights (custody and visitation) or invoke parental obligations (child support). If you have any questions about how to establish paternity under New Jersey law, our family law attorney can help.
Post Judgment Modifications
Family law cases do not necessarily end with a divorce. In many cases, parties must come back to the courtroom, in order to seek a post-judgment modification. You may need a post-judgment modification for several different reasons. It could be that your former partner is refusing to comply with the child visitation schedule or the child custody agreement. Alternatively, it could be that there has been a substantial change in circumstances in your case, and thus the original judgment no longer makes sense.
Contact Our New Jersey Family Law Attorney Today
At The Law Office Of Jordan B. Rickards, our top-rated New Jersey family law lawyer is standing by, ready to help you with your case. If you need family law assistance in Central New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact us today to set up your fully confidential initial legal consultation. From our office in Milltown, we serve communities throughout the region, including in Middlesex County, Union County, Somerset County, Mercer County and Monmouth County.
Call now at 732-297-8200.