Divorce And Custody Matters
When a couple begins the process of filing for divorce in NJ, the experience can, too often, become painfully drawn out and expensive, with the divorce finalizing long after the two parties have gone their separate ways. This creates real challenges and leads to unnecessary stress, especially during complicated divorces in which there are disputes over property, finances, and/or child custody. Problems such as family violence or child-abuse allegations can further heighten the fear and anxiety you may be experiencing. Here at Dughi, Hewit & Domalewski, we work efficiently and amicably to finalize your divorce as quickly as possible while protecting your interests and ensuring your safety and financial security.
Because we have significant experience handling financially complex divorces, we often work with high-net-worth clients filing for divorce in NJ who require specialized expertise in asset identification and property division. Our family law attorneys have the financial acumen necessary to navigate the process and ensure your financial interests are protected. With a network of trusted professionals such as employment experts, forensic accountants, and real-estate appraisers, we have the expertise required to ensure our clients receive a fair and equitable division of assets. We’ll assess property value, employability and salary potential, intangible assets, and business value and, once we’ve established the current and future value of all types of assets, develop a strategy. Our goal is always to protect your interests, preserve your lifestyle and financial security, and establish fair and reasonable alimony.
When couples filing for divorce in NJ has young children, it’s essential that the children’s needs be considered first and foremost. With extensive experience in these matters, we’re equipped to objectively assess your family situation and provide you with our insight into possible resolutions. Our goal in these situations is to ensure we identify the outcomes that will meet your needs and support your interests, be safe and appropriate for your child(ren), and align with state child-custody and child-support laws.
Whenever possible, it’s best for co-parents to work together with their family law attorneys to establish a suitable child-custody arrangement outside of court. Not only is this the least costly option, it’s also often the best and least stressful route for all involved. If an agreement cannot be made outside of court, the decisions regarding your parenting time, custody arrangements, and child support will ultimately be left up to the court—not just you and your co-parent. It’s nearly always advantageous to avoid leaving these decisions in the hands of court. Because we feel so strongly that independently arranged child-custody arrangements are the best way forward, every one of our family law attorneys is a trained and court-approved family-court mediator. A family-court mediator is an individual trained by the court system who provides mediation to divorcing parents. The goal of mediation is to guide you and your co-parent in developing a parenting plan that you can present to the court for approval. Most cases are settled in this manner.