Divorce is one of the most difficult life events you will ever face. Because these cases involve so many emotions, they are often traumatic for everyone involved. Here at Blaustein Law, we understand just how tough these situations can be, so we do our best to provide each of our clients with thorough, compassionate and affordable divorce services.
About Divorce in New Jersey
To file for divorce in New Jersey, one of the parties must have been a resident of the state for at least one year before filing. Depending on the specifics of the situation, a divorce case may involve the distribution of marital property, the establishment of custody arrangements for children, the establishment of child support orders and/or the establishment of spousal support orders.
Distribution of Property
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital property will be divided between the spouses fairly, but not always equally. The distribution of property will depend on several different factors, including the assets brought into the marriage by each party, the length of the marriage, economic circumstances and more.
Child custody arrangements in New Jersey are always made to serve the best interests of the child or children involved. During your divorce, a clear custody schedule will be established based on the proximity of parents’ homes, parents’ employment schedules, the perceived stability of each home and, in some cases, the preferences of the children.
New Jersey law requires both parents to provide financial support for children. As a result, a child’s non-custodial parent is typically required to pay child support to the custodial parent. Child support amounts depend on the needs of the children, parents’ income and the specifics of the custody arrangement.
Spousal support is sometimes awarded in New Jersey divorce cases. Spousal support orders are established based on each party’s age, assets, income and earning capabilities, as well as the length of the marriage, standard of living and other factors. Depending on the situation, spousal support may be temporary or permanent.
If you are preparing to file for divorce in New Jersey, or if your spouse has already filed, you need a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer you can trust. Attorney Gary Blaustein understands all of the complex laws surrounding divorce in New Jersey. As your Basking Ridge Attorney, Gary Blaustein will fight to protect your interests every step of the way.