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Divorce Lawyer in Morris County

When you and your spouse make the difficult decision to dissolve your marriage, it can be daunting to know where to begin. Filing for divorce is just the first step of many, and if you are not careful of defending your rights and interests throughout the process, you can suffer financial loss, as well difficulties involving custody, visitation and support. If you have decided to end your marriage, contact a Morris County divorce lawyer from our firm to discuss your options and get started on your case.

There are many facets of divorce that need to be considered before a settlement agreement is reached. An experienced Morris County divorce attorney can help you ensure that all aspects of your divorce are handled properly. Click on the following links for more information.

Contested Divorce
When a couple cannot reach an amicable agreement without litigation, it is imperative that you have a talented divorce lawyer. In a contested divorce, the final decisions about the crucial issues will be made by the court. The quality and determination, as well as professionalism of your attorney can greatly influence the final decision.

Divorce from Bed and Board
A divorce from bed and board is similar to a legal separation. In a divorce from bed and board, the couple goes to court to have all aspects of their separation determined, such as property and asset division, child custody, child support and alimony/spousal support. However, they remain legally married. Many people do this for religious purposes, or so that there is no loss of health insurance or other personal reasons.

Mediation
Mediation can be a helpful tool for a couple trying to settle their divorce out of court. It can be difficult to divide property, assets, and debt to the satisfaction of everyone involved, and a third party, impartial mediator can help both parties reach an agreement that will be legally binding after ratified in court.

Relocation
After a divorce is finalized, and child custody and visitation agreements are settled, it can cause serious upheaval when one parent decides to move away. If one parent desires to relocate, they may have to prove to the court that relocating is in the best interest of the children. Many factors are taken into consideration, including the ability of the parent who is not moving to care for the children, the reason behind relocation, and more.

Child Custody
One of the most important things that must be decided in divorce proceedings is who will have custody of the children, and what, exactly, this means. Child custody can be a hotly contested aspect of a divorce, and if the parents cannot reach an agreement, the courts will come in and decide based on the best interests of the child. Having an attorney on your side will give you a better chance at retaining custody of your children.

Child Support
Child support is an amount of money that one parent must pay to the parent who has primary custody of the children in order to offset and support the costs of the children's living expenses, including educational expenses, sports, or activities. The amount of child support depends on the number of children, the incomes of both parents, who has custody of the children, and more.

Alimony/Spousal Support
Alimony, also known as spousal support, is similar to child support, in that it is an amount of money one spouse pays to the other, in order to help them make ends meet. In many cases, if one spouse makes a considerably larger income than the other, the spouse who makes more money will have to make a monthly payment to the other spouse, until they are able to support themselves on their own.

Equitable Distribution
In New Jersey, the marriage property is not necessarily divided 50/50 in a divorce. Equitable distribution means that other factors are taken into consideration when dividing marital property. The courts will generally try to divide property in a way that is fair to both parties, though not necessarily equal. Factors that help determine this distribution can include the income of both spouses, who raises the children, and more.

Non Dissolution
Non-dissolution refers to matters of child custody, alimony, child support, paternity, and enforcement of support orders for couples who are not married, or who are married but not filing for divorce. In instances where a couple has not yet filed for divorce, but needs court orders for child support and visitation, a special section of the court for non-dissolution cases will handle these needs.

Child Protective Services
In instances where child abuse and neglect allegations have been made, a social worker will be assigned to your child/children in order to study the case and give the court their opinion on what is in the best interests of the child. If you have seen signs of child abuse, or suspect child abuse on the part of your ex-spouse, a protective order may be issued against them to protect your children from harm.

Post Judgment Motions
A post judgment motion is a request that is made to modify or change a court order for child support, child custody, or alimony/child support. There are many circumstances in which a court order may need to be modified. For example, if one parent loses a job and is no longer able to pay as much in support, or if one parent gets a raise and is able to pay more in support, a modification to the existing court orders may be necessary.

Enforcement of Court Orders
After a court order for child support or spousal support has been made it can be difficult to get your ex-spouse to pay you the money that he or she owes you. In these instances, a court enforcement of the orders can be granted. Enforcement of court orders may mean a wage garnishment is placed on your spouse, so that money is diverted away from their paycheck and directed to you.

Experienced Representation in Divorce

At the Law Offices of Francesca S. Blanco, LLC, we have over 15 years of experience handling divorce cases in New Jersey. Attorney Blanco is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey and can help you with all of your divorce needs. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the best legal representation they can find during this difficult and trying time. We understand the inherent sensitivities of divorce cases involving children, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your divorce goes smoothly and quickly for you and your family. To find answers to some of the questions you may have, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more.

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