Freehold Township Divorce

Child Custody and Support and Divorce in Freehold NJ

Freehold Township is a vibrant, thriving community in Monmouth County, New Jersey that definitely fosters the proverbial “hometown” flair and feel. Growing families gravitate to the township because of outstanding schools, safe streets and recreational offerings, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Despite the idyllic surroundings, divorce is quite common among the married residents of the township. While going through a divorce, the residents of the community find themselves in need of a qualified Freehold Township divorce lawyer.

Child custody and child support issues commonly occur in Freehold Township divorce proceedings. Child custody decisions in Freehold Township marital dissolution proceedings are governed by the standards established by the New Jersey Legislature.

In a divorce involving Freehold Township residents, a judge resolves custody issues based on what is in the best interests of the child. Utilizing this standard, a judge considers such factors as the overall emotional, mental and physical health of the parents and child as well as a consideration of which parent provided primary care for a child during the marriage. Other factors include the living situation of each parent and the desires of the spouses, and the child (depending on the age and maturity level of the child).

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 (like who pays for health insurance of the child) in determining a support order.

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 a standard used throughout the state. A judge applies an equitable division standard. Assets and debts are divided based on what is fair and equitable considering the facts of a particular case.

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 Freehold Township, provide experienced representation to area residents involved in divorce and other cases under family law. Call us at 732-967-6777 to set up a free of cost meeting with our legal team to discuss your case.

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