Going through the divorce process brings with it a wide range of emotions. The parties involved might feel like they have lost control over their own lives while experiencing emotional pain, financial hardship, and overall distress. Couples begin to realize how the reality of their divorce will affect their children, other family members and friends, and finances. A knowledgeable Divorce Attorney will guide you through the divorce proceedings and help you create solutions that are best for your family’s needs.
High-Conflict Custody Cases/Visitation Rights
We know that you want whatever is best for your children, including where they live and whom they live with once you and your partner have decided to proceed with filing for divorce. An experienced Family Lawyer will work with you, your spouse, and any other involved parties to create a plan for custody of your minor children. Not only will your wishes be considered, but we must consider the other spouse’s wishes and what is ultimately best for the children.
Besides the wishes of the parents, some other factors to be considered when creating a child custody plan are the children’s wishes, parent/child relationships, who has been the majority caregiver up to this point, educational opportunities, mental and physical health of child and parents, parents’ living accommodations, and any allegations of abuse/neglect.
You will not find a better Family Lawyer than Paul N. Mirabelli, Esq. in the state of New Jersey. If you need to decide on child custody or even revise an existing child custody agreement, call (732)733-2830 for a consultation.
Spousal support is usually awarded to a spouse if they earn significantly less money than the other one. This is also called alimony, and it is meant to be a temporary solution while one spouse adjusts to their new lifestyle. However, if your marriage lasted 20 or more years, then spousal support might be awarded permanently.
There is no set formula for calculating spousal support in the state of New Jersey, but certain factors are considered in making the decision. Those factors include the following:
- Need for alimony
- Ability to pay alimony
- Duration of marriage
- Standard of living during the marriage
- Contribution to the marriage and family
- Parenting responsibility
As you see, whether spousal support is awarded and how much is awarded is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Who receives alimony and how much they get varies widely from divorced couple to divorced couple.
Raising children requires so much responsibility. Part of that responsibility is the ability to provide for them financially. When parents decide to divorce, the finances that were shared in the household are not always split equally. In many households, it is not unusual for one parent to earn significantly more money than the other parent does. When this occurs, and parents are divorcing, a Child Support Attorney should be consulted. A skilled Child Support Attorney will assess your case and identify the appropriate measures to take. In many cases, the parent with the higher income must furnish child support payments. However, it is important to consider that many factors will dictate who is responsible for rendering support and how much support is necessary.
Do you think you could be owed additional spousal support or child support? Let Paul N. Mirabelli, Esq. look over your current divorce decree if you have already divorced in New Jersey. He might be able to amend your documents and help you begin receiving a fair amount. Call (732)733-2830 for a consultation.