Every case is different, because every family is different. Please contact the office for guidance on your specific circumstances.
It depends on the people and issues in your case. Family law cases have a lot of moving parts, and sometimes require a combination of different approaches. Some issues might settle right away in negotiation or mediation, while others may need litigation.
Negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative divorce can be less expensive than litigation. When families can resolve issues without getting the courts involved, it allows them to maintain more control over the process, which can end conflicts more quickly.
Price can also heavily depend on the legal team selected by both sides. Some law firms unnecessarily push toward litigation to rack up hourly fees. We don’t do that here. Arons & Solomon will help you identify all the issues of your case, and determine what combination of strategies works best for your needs.
Yes. You can get a divorce without a signature or agreement from your spouse if they refuse to participate in the process.
Yes. The courts can technically increase child support payments without consent, but you must know about it beforehand. Child support payments can be adjusted biannually for cost of living increases, or as-needed based on a change in life circumstances.
If the court is monitoring your child support payments, you will be mailed correspondence regarding a child support modification hearing. If you take no action or fail to appear for a hearing, the courts may adjust the payments without your consent.
Yes. By statute, the State of New Jersey can take child support payments directly out of a parent’s paycheck, and send it to the person entitled to receive support on behalf of the child.
There are two types of marriage annulments, civil and religious. Civil annulments are rarely granted, but might be obtained under the following circumstances:
“Serving divorce papers” is an informal term used to describe the legal process that begins a divorce. The actual papers are called the Summons and Complaint, and the State of New Jersey has rules governing how they are delivered.
Usually, one of two scenarios will happen:
Both parents have equal child custody rights under New Jersey state law. All legal custody decisions are made in the best interests of the child. The court considers: 1) the needs of the child, and 2) both parents’ abilities to provide for those needs.
Custody is often the most difficult part of a divorce. Arons & Solomon specializes in finding solutions that protect children from this painful process.
The State of New Jersey has a statute allowing grandparents to request time with their grandchildren. Grandparent visitation rights are case-specific and depend on a few factors, including:
This is a separate lawsuit, and is not considered part of the divorce.