Strategic Advocacy To Solve Your Family Law Problems

There are few legal issues that are more personal than a family law problem. Whether you are seeking to protect your rights and pursue goals related to complex property division, issues involving your children or protecting your business in divorce, it is critical to work with lawyers who have the knowledge, skill and drive to safeguard you best interests.

When you need a compassionate firm with years of experience in guiding clients through family law, Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP is here to serve. Our dedicated attorneys will work to ease your stress while offering effective representation that will protect your rights and interests. Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP has provided New Jersey with quality legal services for over 90 years. The firm has spent that time establishing an esteemed reputation for commitment and excellence.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in local courts throughout New Jersey in obtaining strong results for clients throughout the spectrum of family law matters, including:

  • Property Distribution
    • Not all property is subject to equitable distribution, and not all property is equally shared. Do you have questions about an inheritance or gift you received, or property you owned prior to getting married? Do you want to know how your business, debt, home and retirement assets will be handled? Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf LLP family law group can help you determine what assets and debts are subject to equitable distribution and how the property should be divided.
  • Spousal Support
    • Spousal support, also known as "alimony," is an amount of money that one spouse pays to the other spouse for his or her reasonable needs. The court may award one or more of the following types of alimony: open durational alimony, rehabilitative alimony, limited duration alimony or reimbursement alimony. The determination of the amount of spousal support can become a complex and contested issue primarily because there is no set equation to calculate spousal support.
  • Child Custody
    • The determination of the custody and parenting time arrangement is a fact-sensitive analysis, and the primary concern is the best interests of the children. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 9:2-4, in any proceeding involving the custody of a minor child, the rights of both parents are equal and a parent will not be deemed unfit unless that parent's conduct has a substantial adverse effect on the child.
  • Child Support
    • Child support is calculated pursuant to the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines. These complex guidelines take certain amounts into account and the amount of time each parent spends with the child or children to arrive at the amount of child support. The amounts factored in, where applicable, include income of the parties, taxes, spousal support, work-related child care expenses, the cost of the child's health care and any child support obligations to other children.
  • Domestic Violence And Restraining Orders
    • In some marriages, abuse may continue without either party contemplating divorce. When a marriage breaks down, the tensions and emotions that individuals face can lead to aggressive behavior. Allegations of abuse may also arise. Our lawyers are well-prepared to guide individuals through complex disputes that arise in divorce, as well as prepare you for final restraining order hearings in order to help you find peace of mind when domestic violence is an issue.
  • Modification And Enforcement
    • Once you are divorced, you may require the court's assistance. Perhaps your former spouse is not following the terms of the divorce agreement. Maybe certain events in your life warrant a change to the terms of your divorce. In such instances, you may need to initiate what is called a "post-judgment" action.
  • Mediation
    • Mediation is one of many methods parties can use to resolve the conflict that occurs in families, whether they are intact families, families currently going through the divorce process or restructured families who have gone through the divorce.

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Backed by over 90 years of institutional knowledge, experience and professionalism, our family law attorneys know the law — and they can help. Contact us online or call 201-845-9600 today to find out how. From our office in Saddle Brook, our lawyers help clients throughout northern New Jersey.