Monmouth County Family Lawyers
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New Jersey family law covers a wide range of areas–as the name suggests,
most any civil matter that impacts the family can be considered “family
law.” When people are seeking a Monmouth County family lawyer, it’s
most often for the following reasons…
When one or both parties in a marriage have decided to seek a legal end
to the union, a family lawyer can be exceptionally helpful in establishing
the grounds for the
divorce, working through the large quantities of legal paperwork that come with
it and, finally, helping their client secure the best possible settlement.
A family lawyer in Monmouth County can also work at the front end of the
marriage in drafting a
prenuptial agreement. This allows the couple to determine in advance how to handle
the equitable distribution of assets in the event of a divorce.
(732) 585-1651 to learn how our Monmouth County family law attorneys can help you
One of the most difficult matters to settle in a divorce is
how the couple’s children will be raised. Where will the children live? How will important decisions be made pertaining
to their education, medical care and (if applicable) religious upbringing.
These are contentious issues within a marriage and can be even more so
in a divorce proceeding. An experienced Monmouth County family law attorney
works to help their client’s voice be heard and their legal, parental
A part of child custody is negotiating how the non-custodial parent will
financially support their children moving forward. Both parties have rights that need to be
protected. The custodial parent needs enough money to keep the household
running. The non-custodial parent wants to be more than a checkbook–they
want a real voice in the raising of their children.
Directly related to the question of child support is the matter of establishing
paternity. A mother may want to establish who the father of her child
is, to ensure that she gets needed financial support. Or, on the flip
side, the father wants his paternity legally acknowledged, so his rights
to be involved with his child are protected. Family lawyers are there
to help either side work through the process to a resolution.
Perhaps during a marriage one person earned an extremely high income, while
the other either stayed home with children or simply worked in a profession
that paid more modest salaries. The couple became accustomed to a certain
Alimony payments ensure that the person who earns less money won’t bear the financial
brunt of an already painful situation when the marriage ends. Our Monmouth
County family lawyers are here to fight for your interests in settlement
negotiations over alimony payments.
(732) 585-1651 to learn how our we can help you.
Restraining Orders & Protection of Children
It’s a tragic reality that some marriages and families suffer
domestic violence. One of the spouses becomes abusive, either physically or verbally. This
can also happen with unmarried parents who may live under separate roofs.
At times like these, the law needs to step in and protect the person who
is the subject of abuse. Your family lawyer can help you obtain a restraining
order, wherein the abusive party cannot have contact with you or the children.
There are also sad situations where children are either abused or neglected
within their own home. There are legal ways to protect these children
if the proper authorities are notified. Neighbors who may be aware of
a bad situation with the kids down the street or in the same apartment
complex can call a family lawyer to seek advice.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)–namely,
mediation and arbitration–are not, strictly speaking, parts of family law
per se. ADR can be used in anything from a divorce settlement to a labor
dispute. But the nature of family law often makes mediation a good venue
for getting a fair outcome while avoiding a trial. As family lawyers,
we are experienced in the mediation process and are glad to offer this
potentially less expensive option to our clients.
The effective practice of family law requires a wide range of skills. Knowledge
of the law itself is an obvious prerequisite. A good family lawyer is
also compassionate–the very nature of the problems this field addresses
means the people who need our services are hurting. From a legal perspective,
a family lawyer must be both a good settlement negotiator and a good trial
Family law disputes are hard. At Stolfe Zeigler New Jersey Family Law Group,
we might not be able to make these battles easy, but we can work hard
to make sure you’re being given competent legal counsel and have
someone fighting zealously for you. If you need help, call us today at
(732) 585-1651 or
reach out here online.