Divorce and Family Law FAQ

Family Law & Divorce Lawyer in Monmouth County

Q: What happens if a divorce is uncontested?
A: An uncontested divorce quite simply means that you and your spouse are able to come to an agreement about major decisions prior to going to court. This means that you have come to agreeable terms regarding alimony, child custody, child support, property division and any other disputed matters.

Q: What if my ex-spouse is demanding child/spousal support?
A: If your ex-spouse is taking you to court for child support or spousal support (alimony), you will need to have an attorney to represent you. Depending on the circumstances, you may be required to make payments, but a skilled lawyer works to ensure that you do not pay more than what is fair.

Q: How will my children be affected by my divorce?
A: If you and your spouse have children together, there are many factors to be considered in a divorce case. Typically, you will need to work together to make decisions about child custody, visitation, and child support. If you cannot come to an agreement on these matters the judge in your case will ultimately make the final choices. Your attorney can do everything possible to ensure your children's' best interest are kept as a top priority.

Q: How does having a divorce lawyer help?
A: A divorce attorney has the experience, knowledge, and resources to ensure that your interests are protected. Whether you are concerned about what will happen to your children after your divorce is finalized or you want to make sure that your assets are protected, having a lawyer helps immensely because they have an extensive understanding of New Jersey state laws.

Q: What happens if the parents of a child can no longer care for them?
A: If you are the relative or family friend of a child whose parents have recently passed away or are no longer able to take care of their child, you may need to apply for guardianship. The guardianship application process can be quite complicated and it is advisable to have a family law attorney walk you through the legal details.

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