Divorce in Medford
Divorce is a complex and emotionally charged matter that wreaks havoc with every family member. Even when both spouses are in agreement about dissolving their marriage, there are many decisions to make that will impact everyone involved for a long time to come. Having someone in your corner – a person to rely on, who will have your back and protect your legal interests – can be very helpful during this stressful time.
You can rely on the experienced divorce lawyers at Graziano & Flynn. For decades, we have been the voice of reasons for couples who are divorcing in Medford and throughout Camden County, NJ. Divorce law in New Jersey is complex and changing. We will guide you through the process and will be by your side if, and when, tempers flare during child custody, alimony, asset division and child support negotiations. Experienced legal representation is essential to protect your best interests.We Offer Experienced Legal Guidance for Couples Divorcing in Gibbsboro and Stratford, N.J.
In the State of New Jersey, there are two types of divorces. During a contested divorce, it is especially important to consult an experienced, battle-tested attorney who will fight aggressively to protect you when the going gets tough. At Graziano & Flynn, we provide legal support for divorcing spouses in Medford, Voorhees, Cinnaminson and the entire Camden County. We will fight for what you deserve.
When both parties agree to divorce terms and sign paperwork for agreements willingly, the courts consider the divorce uncontested and only require one or two court appearances. If there are no substantial marital assets, children or financial dependence, then the divorce process is much quicker and, subsequently, easier on everyone involved. However, if there are disputes, over child custody, visitation rights, alimony payments, child support and high net worth asset division, for example, then the “contested divorce” becomes complicated.Family Lawyer Ron Graziano Explains Your Options When You Are Divorcing in South Jersey
It’s in everyone’s best interest for divorcing couples to come to some agreement on the important issues, including children, financial support and assets. However, in contested divorce cases where the individuals cannot agree, rest assured the court will make the necessary decisions on their behalf. Without aggressive and supportive representation, there is a big risk that one spouse will not receive fair treatment. There are also options outside of divorce, such as legal separation, which will allow you to live separate lives while remaining married.
It is critical for you to understand all your options so you protect yourself now and for the long-term. Some decisions made today cannot be “undone” at a later time. Those that can be modified will require additional legal work and that can be time-consuming and costly. Therefore, do not go through divorce alone. Make sure you are represented by sound legal counsel. At Graziano & Flynn, we are not only experienced, skilled family lawyers but we are also compassionate professionals who want to be by your side guiding you during this difficult time in your life.Some Specific Things to Know About Getting Divorced in Medford, New Jersey
If one spouse disputes the terms of the divorce and the process becomes contested, here are a few points to keep in mind:
- Partners who dispute the terms of a divorce need to file their own set of papers and deliver them to court.
- The issues under dispute require negotiation to reach a resolution, and it is imperative that the process moves forward, or it may drag on and cause more stress and money.
- Spouses who dispute terms have 35 days to either file an Answer or agree to terms. If they do not meet this deadline, then the court considers the divorce uncontested.
- Couples must resolve issues of spousal support, alimony, child custody, child support and asset distribution during the divorce proceedings and before a divorce can be finalized.
- At least one spouse must be a resident in the state of New Jersey to file for divorce here. People commonly think that they need to file in the state where they were married, but this is untrue.
- The court can legally force your spouse to pay for your divorce fees. However, this is unlikely unless the case is contested.
Lifetime alimony, also called forever alimony or permanent alimony, no longer exists in New Jersey. In 2014, the state legislature amended the laws to create certain stipulations about what type of alimony a divorcing couple can negotiate. Alimony payments in NJ are now based on length of the marriage and each spouses’ ability to financially provide for themselves going forward. “Open Durational” is the new terminology for longterm alimony. It is the functional equivalent of permanent alimony with some other limitations grafted onto it.
Your divorce lawyer at Graziano & Flynn will make sure you are provided for financially if you are the spouse that should be receiving spousal support. Similarly, we will fight aggressively to make sure you don’t have to pay more, and for a longer period of time, than the law requires of you.
The new alimony laws also provide some relief for those who have previously been ordered to pay lifetime spousal support. If you are in this circumstance, or if your financial circumstances have changed in some dramatic way, contact Graziano & Flynn about having your current alimony agreement modified.Contact the Battle-Tested, Experienced Family Lawyers at Graziano & Flynn for a Consultation About Your Medford NJ Divorce
We understand that the decision to get divorced in Camden County, NJ is not only upsetting, but complicated and overwhelming. Having experienced and skilled divorce lawyers who know and understand the intricacies of divorce law in New Jersey. We invite you to contact our Cherry Hill, NJ offices to request a consultation with a compassionate divorce lawyer at Graziano & Flynn, P.C. today.