Protecting Your Interests in New Jersey Divorce
The family law practice of Kovacs & Wilson advises clients about all aspects of divorce — deciding whether and when to file for divorce, the best ways to respond to a divorce summons, negotiation of the temporary orders that will apply through the early stages of the case, litigation of disputed alimony or child custody issues, and the enforcement or modification of support or custody arrangements after the divorce is final.
Contact our office in Somerville to learn how our experience and focus on individual client needs can benefit you and your children. We work with clients throughout central New Jersey, particularly Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Union counties. Our divorce lawyers help people make sound decisions that meet immediate challenges while protecting ongoing relationships and future interests.
Somerset Attorneys for Spousal Support, Property Division and Custody Issues
One of our goals is to help people define their own objectives, then find the most efficient and cost-effective ways to achieve them. This general strategy can reduce the anxiety and conflict involved with the resolution of any of the issues that can come up in a New Jersey divorce:
- Property division, including the correct identification of what assets are subject to distribution and the apportionment of marital debts
- Child custody, visitation and parenting time
- Temporary or permanent spousal support
- Child support
If you and your spouse can agree on all of these issues from the outset, you might be able to get your divorce on an uncontested basis. That way, it can usually be finalized within 60 days of filing. To learn whether your case is suitable for uncontested processing, however, it's a good idea to discuss your situation with an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer. If you overlook essential points or misunderstand your legal rights and responsibilities, you may not be able to get court approval, and you might create additional legal problems for yourself.
Dependable Advice About Legal Separation and Civil Union Dissolution
At Kovacs & Wilson, our Somerville divorce attorneys also advise people about legal separation, or as it's known in our state, "divorce from bed and board." This alternative can allow people to maintain access to health insurance, government benefits or other essentials while living apart. About the only practical difference between full divorce and divorce from bed and board is that you will need to wait to remarry if you pursue the latter option.
Additionally, our law firm advises clients about the dissolution of civil unions or the partition of what amounts to partnership interests when unmarried people own real estate or other property together. For more information about our approach to client service in divorce and related legal proceedings, contact us in Somerville.