Accomplished Counsel for Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, and Post-Divorce Modifications
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Family law matters can range from transactional to litigious, and often involve both scenarios. Even where agreements have been struck in good faith, disputes over the terms and execution of the agreement routinely end up in court. At the firm of Jeffrey Thomas Massaro, Counsellor-at-Law, we are fully adept at representing you in any eventuality arising from a family law issue or problem. We have deep experience helping clients surmount difficulties and forge successful outcomes, always with a view to the personal concerns involved.
committed to resolving your matter efficiently
In approaching a family law issue, meeting with a family law attorney is the best first step to make sure you understand your rights and to get introduced to the legal processes ahead. We assist clients in:
- Divorce — Dissolving a marriage can be simple or complex, depending on the contentiousness of the spouses and the property interests involved. New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, which means that judges are empowered to divide marital assets as fairly as possible. Issues involving ownership of the family home, as well as retirement benefits, are typical issues that must be resolved.
- Alimony — Courts can award several types of alimony, such as limited durational, open durational, rehabilitative, and reimbursement alimony. As experienced attorneys in this area, we will help you understand if alimony will likely be granted in your case, what type of alimony is appropriate, and for how long it may be awarded. We will pursue the optimal remedy available.
- Child Support — Courts consider multiple facts and diverse evidence when awarding child support. The needs of the child and the financial resources of the parents are among the most important. Once a child support order is entered by the court, circumstances may arise that require the order to be modified or enforced. Jeffrey Thomas Massaro can assist in any post-judgment enforcement or modification actions.
- Child Custody and Visitation — Courts have a strong responsibility to ensure that parenting decisions represent the best interests of the child or children. If the parents cannot agree on custody and visitation issues, the court may require mediation and other processes to help create a parenting plan that is acceptable to all parties involved.
In family law matters, an experienced lawyer can help produce an outcome that works best for all parties involved. We work to smooth the legal process while working to obtain the maximum benefits the law allows.
Contact us for an initial consultation
The firm of Jeffrey Thomas Massaro, Counsellor-at-Law, will provide a full and candid analysis of your legal matter. Call (201) 880-8989 or contact us online to set up an appointment at our Hackensack, New Jersey office.