New Jersey family law is a broad practice area that encompasses many different concerns impacting today’s modern family. Because divorce, custody, and other family issues can be especially emotional for all involved, you need a family law attorney who takes the proper care and attention such delicate personal matters deserve.
Adoption is a wonderful time for a family. Whether yours is a traditional adoption, step-parent adoption, single-parent adoption, or a surrogacy birth, important legal protections should always be in place to protect the rights of all involved. Katie will evaluate your situation and help you determine the ideal adoption plan for your family.
Just as every couple is unique, every divorce will have its own unique set of circumstances. Whether the split is amicable or highly contentious, Katie strives to minimize both the stress and the expense of divorce for her clients. Katie has extensive experience navigating complex, high-conflict divorces and bringing them to a successful resolution. She will work tirelessly to protect your best interests and achieve a healthy outcome for you and your children.
Child Custody & Visitation
Smart and successful parenting plans always put the children’s needs first to ensure their health and well-being. While many couples in New Jersey share joint custody, there are some circumstances where this may not be ideal for the child. For those parents, sole physical custody makes more sense. Katie understands that every family’s dynamics are unique and we provide personalized legal counsel to meet your needs and help you achieve your future goals.
Children in New Jersey have the right to be financially supported by both parents. That means that both parents share the costs of food, clothing, education, child care, health care, and extracurricular activities. Several factors are considered when determining child support, such as both parents’ income and expenses and the amount of time spent with each parent. Stockton Family Law’s child support services include representation for child support disputes and modification or enforcement of existing child support orders.
Alimony & Spousal Support
Alimony or spousal support is intended to allow both spouses to continue to maintain the lifestyle they enjoyed while married. Not every couple divorcing in New Jersey deals with alimony; it is usually reserved for couples where one spouse makes significantly more than the other. Alimony can be temporary or permanent depending upon how long your marriage lasted and your individual financial situation. Because it is common for one spouse to contest the terms of spousal support, the representation of a skilled family law attorney is always recommended.
Division of Assets & Debt
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, meaning that assets, property, and debt are divided fairly. Fair does not always mean equal. Both spouse’s employment status, earning potential, lifestyle, and contributions to the household are all considered when determining the division of assets and property in divorce.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreement
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are not just reserved for the very wealthy. They are an invaluable form of financial protection available to every couple. Created before or during the marriage, these legally-binding agreements protect assets in case of divorce. Your family law attorney will create and review prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and changes and challenges existing agreements as needed.
Domestic violence victims often fear coming forward and taking on their abuser. Katie offers aggressive representation to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable. Stockton Family Law will work tirelessly to protect you and your minor children from abusive or neglectful parents. Parents who have been wrongfully accused of abuse to alienate them from their children or reduce visitation also have an ally at our law firm.
To learn more about the many legal services available, call us at856-412-5052 or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation today. Located in Moorestown, New Jersey, Stockton Family Law serves clients from the surrounding areas.
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The situation regarding COVID-19 is continually changing, and we are following all recommended guidelines to stay healthy.
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We are happy to arrange for virtual consultations should you have any concerns about keeping your scheduled appointments with us. We are also able to exchange documents via secure drives or email. We will continue to represent our clients, even if we have to do so remotely.
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