• John Moldovan

Understanding New Jersey Family Law

Family law is the area of law that concerns legal issues pertaining to families or personal relationships. It covers areas such as divorce, child custody and alimony, all of which are common matters in New Jersey family law courts.

Family law in New Jersey has a tendency to get complicated though. This is because of the spectrum of emotions that will often be at play in these matters. That is why it is important to retain the services of a New Jersey family law attorney that will help lead you through the difficult period.

At Moldovan Legal, our attorneys are not just skilled and dedicated to our family law clients. They also understand that family law can get complex and confusing. So they act with respectful discretion, providing compassionate legal representation that ensures your needs are met.

Areas of New Jersey family law

There are many areas that fall within New Jersey family law. They may involve only two individuals or even an entire family with children. Here are some common areas:

  • Adoption and legal guardianship

  • Child custody and parenting time

  • Child and spousal support

  • Domestic abuse and restraining order

  • Pre-divorce, divorce and post-divorce issues

  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

  • Property settlements in divorce or dissolution

  • Paternity

  • Civil unions and domestic partnerships

All these issues and more that fall within family law are commonly handled through the Family Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.

Family law in New Jersey has its own specifics

Just like many other areas of law, family law is one area that differs across US states, making it important to focus on expertise at the state level. For instance, property division in New Jersey divorce cases follow what is known as the “equitable division” rule. This basically means that the court will divide the marital property fairly between spouses in the relationship. The rule does not mean a 50-50 split though as that may not even be fair at all.

When it concerns child support too, New Jersey requires both parents to support their children. The state uses the “Income Shares Model” to determine how much should come from each parent. This involves determining how much the parents would have spent on supporting the child(ren) if the family was intact. The amount is then divided between the parents passed on income level. As you may imagine, this process seems vague and may get pretty confusing.

In order to successfully navigate the waters of rules, guidelines and principles that litter the field of New Jersey family law, you will require the services of a skilled New Jersey family lawyer.

How a New Jersey family law attorney can help you

As experts, skilled and recognized as Certified Matrimonial Law Attorneys, the lawyers at Moldovan Legal are well equipped to help you. We understand that what you need through the process is a lawyer that will handle your case with the care, experience and compassion you deserve.

You don’t have to carry the burden of these family issues alone. We can help see to the specifics while you prepare yourself for the next phase of your life. Call us or send us an email to schedule a free consultation so we can start a conversation.


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