Morris County Divorce Lawyers
Dedicated To Serving NJ Through Your Divorce
While a divorce can make it feel like your world is falling apart, this can be an opportunity to rebuild your life. At Levine & Levine, we can help you pave the way forward to a healthier, more vibrant future. Our Morris County lawyer has decades of experience with which to help you protect your children’s well-being, ensure you have the financial footing you deserve, and guide you through as amicable and respectful a divorce process as possible.
When Should You Hire A Lawyer For Divorce?
Experienced divorce lawyers can help with mediation throughout your divorce proceedings. Your lawyer will work with both you and ex-spouse through your divorce contract to fulfill your shares equally. It is essential that you trust and follow the lawyer's recommendations likewise.
Whether you are looking for a quick divorce in New Jersey or are in need of an attorney who can answer all your questions, we can help! Contact us today to get started!
Is NJ a 50/50 State For Divorce?
Undoubtedly many people continue to hold the incorrect belief that, upon divorce, properties and assets need to be divided similarly as in an outright 50/50 split. In reality, New Jersey is a fair division state, but not a 50/50 state. This indicates that residential or commercial properties are fairly assigned throughout the divorce proceeding, but not always equally.
How Divorce Lawyers Serving Morris County Can Be An Asset in Your Divorce
We have proven success helping our clients negotiate a swift and fair divorce settlement through collaborative law and mediation. We may be able to help you keep your divorce out of court as well.
Our lawyer can help you through every aspect of your divorce, including:
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Collaborative Law
- Division of Marital Assets
- Real Estate Issues
In what is one of the most difficult times of your life, you deserve to work with a legal advocate who will listen carefully to you, getting to know your unique situation and hopes for the future. Only then can your attorney help you understand your legal options and your way forward. Our Morris County attorney, David Levine, is prepared to partner with you as you seek to negotiate and craft the right divorce settlement for you. We offer the dedicated support and personalized approach you need.
What Does Legally Separated Mean in New Jersey?
Couples in New Jersey who may be considering a divorce but are not quite ready to take that step often make the choice to obtain a legal separation. Technically speaking, New Jersey does not offer legal separations. If you are interested in separating from your spouse, you will have to secure a divorce from bed and board (a “limited divorce”), which is similar to a legal separation. According to the state's laws, both spouses must seek the bed and board divorce in order for it to be granted.
Reasons for this type of divorce are:
- It can serve as a trial period for couples that are unsure of the direction their marriage could take.
- A spouse could still receive a pension or government benefits.
- The issue of health insurance often comes into play.
- Offers couples a way to protect themselves financially and legally. It can delineate the division of a couple’s debts and assets and ensure that one spouse is no longer liable for any debt incurred by the other. Child support, custody and alimony agreements can also be outlined via a separation agreement.
Unlike a traditional divorce, a bed and board process will not actually break the marriage. Instead, the couple simply is no longer required to live together. Additionally, the responsibilities of marriage remain intact, such as providing financial assistance in the form of financial support or insurance benefits.
How Does Bankruptcy Affect Divorce Settlements in Morris County?
For many people, after they get divorced, they can run into financial problems making their alimony and child support payments. Just fulfilling the court-mandated payments every month can drain your bank account. The process of a divorce can be financially draining as well and leave you unable to pay creditors and fulfill financial obligations. Having the legal representation of a savvy and accomplished Morris County attorney with experience in bankruptcy law can be a valuable resource for you.
It can be beneficial to provide your attorney and the court with financial documents, including:
- Prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement
- Mortgage statements
- Bank statements
- Any notices from the IRS
- Medical and household bills
- Any leases or liens
- Title or registration documents
At Levine & Levine, we can provide you with sound legal guidance that is based on helping you move forward with your life.
Find out how we can be of service to you: Call (973) 718-3999 or email us to request your free initial consultation with a Morris County lawyer.
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