Trusted Jersey City Family Law Firm Safeguards Clients’ Interests
New Jersey attorney handles divorce, child custody, child support and related matters
With skilled legal assistance, the stress of high-conflict family law problems can be reduced and positive outcomes can be achieved. At the Law Office of Matthew Gerber, our attorney has spent more than 13 years helping smooth the way forward for clients by providing knowledgeable and strategic representation across the full spectrum of family law issues. As your trusted legal advocate, he will work to ensure that your best interests are upheld throughout your case. Our law firm provides legal services in Jersey City, Newark and throughout northeastern New Jersey.
Skillful family law firm assists divorcing spouses in New Jersey
To file for divorce in New Jersey, you or your spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least 12 months, except in cases of adultery. You must decide whether to file on fault or no-fault grounds. In a fault divorce, you’ll have to state what type of marital misconduct mentioned in state law caused you to seek divorce, such as adultery or extreme cruelty. In a no-fault divorce, you can simply declare that you and your spouse had irreconcilable differences. If you and your spouse are in agreement on terms, including property division, alimony and other things, you may be able to get an uncontested divorce. If you can’t agree, however, a judge may decide the terms at trial. Our attorney can assist you throughout the divorce process, from filing initial paperwork to representing you at trial, if necessary.
Experienced litigator represents clients in child custody and visitation matters
In New Jersey as in other states, the best interest of the children is the basis of child custody decisions. When parents are able to get along and agree on terms, a joint custody arrangement might be suitable. With joint legal custody, children may live with one or both parents while both parents contribute to legal, educational and healthcare decisions regarding their son or daughter. In sole custody situations, one parent has physical and legal custody and the other parent may get visitation rights. Child custody issues can be complex and contentious. Our attorney will work to uphold your rights.
Diligent family lawyer aids in child support modifications and enforcementsChild support orders are put in place by the court. To modify an order requires filing a legal motion with the court that includes the original order and supporting paperwork. Child support orders may be modified when a parent’s financial circumstances change or some other development significantly affects the fairness of an existing order. Our law firm can help you in pursuing a child support modification when appropriate. Additionally, we help with child support enforcement actions. If you aren’t getting support payments, we will advise you about your legal options.
Effective legal adviser draws up prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed prior to marriage that protects a spouse’s assets or other interests in case of divorce. A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial contract except that it is put in place during the marriage. Our law firm prepares both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements for clients.
Reach out to a knowledgeable New Jersey law firm when you’re facing family legal challenges
At the Law Office of Matthew Gerber, our attorney helps residents of Jersey City, Newark and northeast New Jersey with the full range of family law cases including divorce, child custody, child support and more. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 201-984-9039 or contact us online.