Choosing a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer.

When choosing a lawyer for your divorce, it is important to look at their credentials and experience. In addition to their experience and credentials, it is very important to feel comfortable. This is the person you will be disclosing your personal information to and they will be your advocate. You should come and have an [...]

What are the divorce options in NJ?

There are several alternatives to resolving marital disputes in New Jersey that avoid litigation. Alternative dispute resolution is favored by the courts and encouraged throughout the process of litigation. Mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences, and the collaborative divorce process are just some of the available options.

Can a mediator offer either party legal advice?

A mediator must remain neutral throughout the process of mediation.  A mediator cannot provide legal advice to either party engaged in the process of mediation. 

What is mediation and how does it help me get divorced?

In mediation, the parties work with a trained mediator who helps them settle their issues by acting as a neutral facilitator in order for them to get a divorce. If an agreement is reached, the mediator will draft a Settlement Agreement and the couple can file for an uncontested divorce.

Calculating Child Support in New Jersey

New Jersey follows the child support guidelines, determining the child support obligations of each parent. Generally, the guidelines apply to families with a combined annual income of $187,200 or less. Families with higher incomes may have to pay more. These  guidelines are not mandated.