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How are alimony, child support and custody and asset distribution handled in a contested divorce?

New Jersey Contested Divorce Lawyers

A New Jersey contested divorce makes any agreements or settlements seem time-consuming and maybe even impossible. When dealing with child custody, a schedule of parenting time as well as prime custody of the child needs to be establish. This should always be done with the child’s best interest in mind. While the child’s best interest may be viewed differently by each parent, an agreement needs to be reached in order to move forward with the divorce. If the child custody becomes more complex, there may be a need to have a mental health expert evaluate the situation. Alimony, distribution of any assets or liabilities and child support must also be delegated and distributed fairly amongst both parties. Child support must follow under the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. With the various alimony and child support laws that one would need to consider, having a battle-tested, experienced New Jersey contested divorce lawyer is a good idea.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our team of aggressive New Jersey contested divorce attorneys will look at all facets of the contested divorce process and will utilize or vast knowledge in New Jersey divorce law to fight for your needs and protect your rights. If you are looking for top notch legal representation to help you through your divorce, call our law firm today and talk with one of our Bergen County divorce attorneys with our free initial consultation at 732-773-2768.

What happens in a divorce if I have a lot of financial assets to sort through?

New Jersey High Net-Worth Divorce Attorneys

Dealing with a high net-worth divorce means there are numerous issues that can possibly make your divorce much more complicated and drawn out. Some of the factors that will need to be negotiated and divided fairly are stock options, any pre-nuptial agreements, retirement assets, real estate and any business ownership liabilities. This can also include IRAs, 401K’s, employee stock option plans, vacation properties, and commercial properties, just to name a few. However, just because there are a lot of financial assets that will need to be evaluated and distributed accordingly, does not mean it needs to be stressful or take a long time. We know how to streamline your case to make a seemingly complicated case, as simple as possible.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our smart New Jersey high net-worth divorce attorneys explain all the options and advantages available, guide you throughout the divorce and are aggressive when it comes to litigation. Schedule a free initial consultation with our professional Hackensack divorce lawyers by calling 732-773-2768.

The New Jersey Divorce Complaint

In New Jersey, the filing of a complaint for divorce (simply called the divorce complaint or even just the complaint) starts the divorce case.  Your attorney will draft the complaint for you and file it with the court.

The complaint is filed in the county in which the plaintiff lived when the cause of action arose, or if the plaintiff was not then living in New Jersey, the county in which the defendant was living when the cause of action arose. If neither party was living in New Jersey when the cause of action arose, then the complaint shall be filed in the county where the plaintiff presently resides, or in the county where the defendant is living if the plaintiff no longer lives in the State.  If  this is confusing, don’t worry.  Your attorney knows what to do.

Since your attorney will draft the complaint, you don’t have to worry about to say in the complaint.  As an FYI, it will include the cause of action and the facts that support same, the addresses of the parties, the address, date of birth, and information as to where and with whom the child resides.

Most importantly, the  complaint will list the relief sought such as custody, support, equitable distribution, etc.  Again, your attorney will list this out for you.  You also don’t have to worry about anything negative that will upset your spouse if you are filing for a no-fault divorce (see the no-fault divorce article).

In New Jersey, a filing fee is required at the time of filing of the complaint for divorce with the court. If there are children, then each party has to also have to pay a fee to attend a one day parenting education seminar.

If you are thinking about getting divorced in New Jersey, call the aggressive Bergen County Divorce Lawyers that will help you divorce different.  With 10 offices in New Jersey, our divorce lawyers are easy to reach from anywhere in New Jersey.  Our divorce lawyers can also represent you in any New Jersey court.  Call us today to discuss your case.