Freehold Township Divorce

Child Custody and Support and Divorce in Freehold NJ

Child custody and child support issues commonly occur in Freehold Township divorce proceedings as well as cases involving unmarried parents as well. Child custody decisions in Freehold Township marital dissolution proceedings are governed by the standards established by the New Jersey Legislature. Our Freehold Township divorce lawyers are familiar with these standards.

In a divorce involving Freehold Township residents, a judge resolves issues of custody and parenting time based on what is in the best interests of the child. Utilizing this standard, a judge must consider such factors as the overall emotional, mental and physical health of the parents and child, as well as a consideration of the child’s safety, the stability of the home environment, and the needs of the child. Other factors include the relationship of the child with each of the parents, the extent of time spent with each parent prior to the separation, the living situation of each parent, and the preference of the child (depending on the age and maturity level of the child).

Child Support obligations arising out of Freehold Township divorces are governed by the New Jersey child support guidelines. The guidelines take into account the income of the parents together with other factors (such as who pays for the child’s health insurance) in determining a support order. A Freehold Township divorce attorney can explain how the guidelines may apply to your situation.

Property and Debt Division in a Freehold Township Divorce

The assets and debts of divorcing parties who live in Freehold Township are divided based on the statutory standards used throughout New Jersey, either by voluntary agreement of the parties, or by decision of the court. A judge applies an equitable division standard – this means that assets and debts acquired during the marriage are divided based on what is fair and equitable. In New Jersey, we refer to this as “equitable distribution”. The particular facts of each case must be considered for the judge to determine what is fair. It is not automatically equal; it must be “equitable”. To find out more, you should consult a divorce lawyer in Freehold Township.

Monmouth County Superior Court

Divorce cases arising out of Freehold Township are filed at the Monmouth County Superior Court, which is located in the south wing of the Courthouse, at 71 Monument Park in Freehold Township.

The attorneys at the law firm of Goldstein Law Group, located in Monmouth County, provide experienced, vigorous representation to area residents involved in divorce and other family law matters. Please call us at 732-967-6777 to set up an in-person or telephone meeting to discuss your case with a divorce attorney near Freehold Township.

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