Legal issues surrounding your marriage or your family are never easy to deal with. They take a dramatic impact on your life and can leave you feeling drained. Having an experienced divorce and family law attorney by your side is crucial. We understand the pain and sensitivity of the issue and can help you reach a quick and beneficial solution so you can move on with your life.
Child custody is important to both parents when going through a divorce. You want to spend time with your child or children, and don’t want a divorce to impact that time. Whether your marriage is ending on good terms or bad, having a child custody attorney is important. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith is here to help.
Negotiating for child support is a serious matter that should be handled by an experienced child support attorney. Don’t get talked into paying too much or accepting too little child support. Have an attorney look over your child support agreement to get a favorable outcome.
Divorce is never an easy event to deal with. Dissolving a marriage takes its toll on both parties and a quick and peaceful solution is ideal. Whether your divorce is amicable and you’re in agreement with one another about the terms of the divorce, or you can’t see eye to eye, our experienced divorce attorneys want to help. We have a proven track record in successful divorce litigation and can help you get the divorce you want on your terms.
An accusation of domestic violence is a serious allegation which has consequences to your future. It’s important for you to take specific steps to resolve this issue whether you have reconciled with your spouse or not. If you are facing domestic violence allegations, or are a victim, our attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help you resolve the issue.
Enforcement of Court Orders
Just because you have a court order in New Jersey doesn’t mean that both parties always comply with the order. A parent might ignore his or her child support or alimony obligations and incur substantial penalties. Sometimes a court can’t keep track of all its orders and it’s up to an experienced attorney to bring the issue to the court’s attention. Our attorneys will help you enforce court orders that your ex-spouse is ignoring.
Modification of Child Support
Whether you need to pay child support or are seeking child support from your ex-spouse, a knowledgable attorney goes a long way. We can help you navigate the confusing world of child support litigation and help you get, or keep the money you need. Contact Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith if you are facing a situation with your child support payments.
Modification of Visitation Rights
Once child custody and visitation is decided, the agreement is still negotiable. When parents agree to a new consent order, it’s important to follow the court’s guidelines. If you want to modify visitation rights, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will assist you in drafting a new consent order and make sure it meets court requirements.
Under the New Jersey Parentage Act, a parent and child relationship means a legal relationship exists between you and the child. This legal relationship confers all rights, duties, privileges and obligations of raising a child. New Jersey allows anyone to file or defend a paternity action including the natural mother, child or a man who is alleging to be the child’s father. If you or a loved one is interested in filing or defending against a paternity lawsuit, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will help.
Anyone getting a divorce in New Jersey has the option of requesting alimony, also called maintenance or spousal support. Alimony is financial support paid from one spouse to another. Permanent alimony is paid until one of the spouses dies or when the receiving spouse remarries. Because of the length of time permanent alimony lasts, having an attorney by your side to negotiate any alimony to your liking is critical. Contact Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith today for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
A divorce can be very messy when property is involved in the dispute. When you and your ex-spouse can’t agree on the division of property, it’s best to call a divorce attorney to help divide the assets. Whether your ex-spouse is trying to take something that is yours or is claiming something of yours is owned jointly, we want to help.
Even though New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, you do have rights to keep certain property from being given to your spouse in a divorce. You have property rights in a divorce because the state distinguishes between marital and separate property. Whether you and your spouse make an agreement or you need to go to court, Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will assist you.
Recovery of Attorney’s Fees
Attorney fees for you divorce vary depending on the type and amount of work that must be done to end your marriage. For a contested divorce, attorneys generally bill at an hourly rate. Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith will assist you in resolving your divorce case and attempting to recover attorney’s fees you were forced to pay.
The end of a marriage brings about a lot of questions regarding property division and alimony. Alimony is the support one spouse pays to another. The specific timeframe you may have to pay or receive alimony depends on the type of alimony the judge grants. Rehabilitative alimony has an expiration date. If you’re interested in rehabilitative alimony, speak to one of our experienced divorce attorneys at Fontanella, Benevento, Galluccio & Smith.
Going through a divorce is tough enough, but having to negotiate for visitation rights for your child can be even tougher. Whether you want to spend more time with your child or want your ex-spouse to have less time, speaking with a visitation rights attorney is crucial to a favorable outcome.