Divorce & Family Law Services
Marriage is a commitment that becomes interwoven with every part of life. You made plans and you shared dreams. You created a family. You built a life that now involves a common circle of shared relationships including friends and extended family.
Marriage really is much more than a piece of paper. There is a reason it is referred to as “tying the knot”.
Untying the knot isn’t going to be easy. And just as marriage is more than a piece of paper, ending a marriage is more than a legal process. It can be a lot to deal with at a time when you are already overwhelmed by what feels like an emotional roller coaster ride.
We can’t make it less painful, but we can minimize the stress and the cost by helping you navigate through a complicated and uncertain divorce process in New Jersey.
If you are facing divorce it is critical that you meet with an experienced divorce and family law attorney who can answer your questions, and help you determine the next steps.
Child support in New Jersey is determined by the child support guidelines. We can answer your questions about how child-support is determined, when your child support obligation ends, emancipation of the child, and modification of child support and enforcement.
Civil Unions and Dissolutions
In New Jersey, a civil union is viewed in much the same way as marriage and therefore dissolving a civil union involves a process similar to divorce.
Division of Child Protection and Permanency Matters (DCPP)
If you are the subject of an investigation by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP), it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney who understands how DCPP cases work and who can explain your rights.
One of the most painful aspects of divorce is the thought of not being able to spend time with your children. Visitation is an issue that often involves a lot of contention. We are here to help guide you through the process and ensure that the best interest of your children are the number one priority.
Are you considering adopting a child in New Jersey? Family law attorney, Susan Pontoriero, can help of all aspects of the adoption process.
Mediation (Qualified NJ Supreme Court)
Divorce mediation is a process of helping you and your spouse decide on the terms of your divorce. It is a process that puts you in control of the final outcome. In mediation, you and your spouse will meet with a neutral third-party, mediator, who will help you identify, and work through the issues in dispute so that you can reach a mutually acceptable and amicable agreement.
Child Custody Actions
In New Jersey, decisions regarding child custody are based on the best interest of the children. There are many factors that are considered when making child custody determinations. We can answer your questions about child custody.
In New Jersey, decisions regarding child custody are based on the best interest of the children. There are many factors that are considered when making child custody determinations. We will answer your questions about child custody, and do everything possible to protect your interest while ensuring the best interest of your children.
Whether you will be paying or receiving alimony, you need to know that you will be able to make it on your own, and maintain a certain quality of life in the future. Spousal support (alimony) in New Jersey can be complicated. There are no official guidelines or formulas that determine alimony and therefore the courts have broad discretion. That is why you need a family law attorney who will work diligently toward a settlement that ensures your financial stability in the future.
In the past, there was a stigma associated with prenuptial agreements. That isn’t the case anymore. Prenuptial agreements and postnuptial agreements are now commonplace for couples who want to protect their families and financial interests and assets. We can help you determine if a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is right for you.
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We help New Jersey families with all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to:
- Divorce Litigation
- Child Support
- Civil Unions and
- Domestic Partnerships
- DYFS Matters
- Mediation (Qualified NJ Supreme Court)
- Child Custody Actions
- Domestic Violence
- Prenuptial/Postnuptial Agreements
Pontoriero Family Law
2597 Hooper Avenue
Brick, NJ 08723