If you live in Matawan and require practical, compelling legal counsel concerning issues of child custody, child support or marital property division disputes, you will need the assistance of a skilled Matawan divorce lawyer.Child Custody Lawyers in Matawan NJ
Before you begin to pursue issues related to child custody, you must be aware of the applicable New Jersey laws. A local attorney can advise you about the laws of New Jersey and how your case may resolve in the Monmouth County Family Court.
Variables that will determine what kind of custody arrangement you can obtain include the relationship of the child with both parents, the age and number of children in the family, the relationship of the child with its siblings, each parent’s ability and willingness to accept custody of the child, the stability of each parent’s home environment, and the fitness of each parent. Depending on the age and maturity of the child, some courts may also consider the child’s preference.
Custody and parenting time arrangements are either resolved by an agreement between the parties, or an order of the court. If the parties cannot reach an agreement themselves, in the end, a judge will make a determination by considering many factors, based upon what is in the best interest of the child.Child Support Determination
Having an attorney to advise you on the issue of child support can help you come to a painless solution to your matter, with or without a court proceeding. Parents are obligated to financially support their children until the child is emancipated – depending on your family’s individual circumstances, legal emancipation can occur at age 18, upon high school graduation, or following the completion of a four year undergraduate or trade school degree. Until emancipation, there will be a child support obligation which one parent must pay to the other. The earning ability of the parents, where the child lives, and who provides the child’s health insurance, are all taken into consideration among other factors in determining what amount of child support will be paid. The New Jersey Child Support guidelines will be generally be used to calculate this amount. An experienced attorney can assist you in determining what the proper calculation should be.Marital Property Division
Marital property can be any property that was acquired by the parties throughout the duration of their marriage. To split marital property in a fair, equitable manner, the court will look at each party’s income, what each party brought to the table during the duration of the marriage, and the standard of living established by the parties. It is important to understand that property will be distributed equitably, meaning fairly, but not necessarily equally in a 50/50 split down the middle. The advice of an attorney can be very helpful in navigating this distribution.
For dedicated and focused care in handling your child custody, child support or marital property division matters, call the attorneys at Goldstein Law Group at 732-967-6777 to schedule a free consultation by phone or through our online form. We are conveniently located throughout central New Jersey with offices in Middlesex County (Old Bridge) and Monmouth County (Brielle).