For many, family is the deepest treasure of all. Therefore, it is no small wonder that family law matters are often filled with emotion, remorse, and turmoil. A couple that was once deeply in love may find themselves fighting over children, money, and/or property. With the exception of adoption cases, family law matters are often the most painful.
Ocean County Family Law Offices of DiFrancia & DeDona has extensive experience representing family law clients. Attorney DeDona guides clients through the legal process by explaining the steps and advocating for them. He is empathic and caring, as well as a skilled negotiator and determined litigator.
One of Attorney DeDona’s chief concerns is to make your family legal matters as painless as possible. The end goal is to empower clients to help them make decisions that are best for themselves and their children. The Law Offices of DiFrancia & DeDona has the resources to make professional referrals as necessary. This may include retaining experts in child custody, real and personal property appraisals, as well as business and pension evaluations.
New Jersey Family Law
In New Jersey, family law courts consider a myriad of issues. Divorce, also known as marriage dissolution, requires court approval. Among the concerns addressed in the final decree are child custody and support, parenting time, alimony, and division of assets and property.
Family law cases also involve custody, support and parenting time for individuals who have never married. Additionally, claims of domestic violence and requests for restraining orders are heard in family court. New Jersey’s family courts also hear cases involving juvenile delinquency and proceeding involving adoptions.
Attorney DeDona can assist you in determining the best course of action for your particular family law matter. For example, New Jersey is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce actions. Nevertheless, couples may choose to file citing grounds for a divorce. Attorney DeDona can explain what reasons are acceptable and how the different types of filings may impact the duration and outcome of the case.
Although some couples may attempt to take family law matters into their own hands, they should do so with caution. Even uncontested divorce cases should be reviewed by an experienced legal advisor.