A divorce is already stressful and emotional. But it can become even more difficult when former spouses disagree about important decisions.
Having a skilled divorce attorney can simplify the process and ensure your needs and your child's best interests are acknowledged.
Dunne, Dunne & Cohen has a long record handling family law cases in Hoboken and Kearny, NJ. Find out how our attorneys can help...
About Leonard B. Cohen
Our Lead Family Law Attorney
Leonard "Lenny" Cohen leads our family law team. He began his legal career in New Jersey in 2008. He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar and the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, in 2009.
Mr. Cohen approaches every divorce case with empathy and understanding. He's helped families navigate difficult decisions about their futures while always keeping the best interests their children in mind. He will strive for amicable agreements in family law cases whenever possible.
Mr. Cohen works out of the Dunne, Dunne & Cohen law offices in Kearny and Hoboken, NJ.
"Knowledgeable, patient, and understanding" Attorneys Helping Families in Need
Worked directly with Lenny Cohen on a fairly contentious divorce and he was a true pro--knowledgeable, patient, and understanding of what a difficult time this was. Couldn't have done it without his help. Thank you, Len, for all the support.View On Google
For both divorce and child support/custody issues, call Leonard Cohen at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen. He is great, knowledgeable, and tough, very tough! The whole process of going to court was very nerve-wracking and Lenny did a great job at being at ease. I was always treated first-class and like I am family. You are in good hands with Dunne, Dunne & Cohen!View On Google
New Jersey Residency Requirements Filing for Divorce in the Garden State
To file for a divorce in the state of New Jersey, either spouse must be a resident of the Garden State for at least one year prior to filing for divorce.
Fault and No-Fault Divorce
In a no-fault divorce, a couple does not have to cite a specific reason for ending their marriage. They simply need to claim that they suffered from "irreconcilable differences" for at least six months without any chance for reconciliation. Irreconcilable differences simply means you and your spouse are unable to get along anymore.
A no-fault divorce allows you to avoid disclosing details that may be embarrassing to one or both spouses. These kinds of divorces typically help ensure a more amicable end to the marriage. This is an important consideration if you and your ex have children and want to co-parent after the divorce.
The state of New Jersey allows married couples to file for divorce when a spouse engages in certain behaviors or actions. Grounds for a fault divorce include:
- Adultery or "deviant" sexual behavior
- Physical abuse and/or mental cruelty
- Willful desertion of the marriage for at least 12 months
- Drug or alcohol addiction for at least 12 months
- Incarceration for 18 or more consecutive months
- Institutionalization for 24 or more consecutive months
Schedule a Free Consultation Speak with an Attorney About Your Divorce Case
If you are considering a divorce, we encourage you to speak with the attorneys of Dunne, Dunne & Cohen. Our law firm can guide you through the divorce process, and help you prepare for any family law disputes ahead.
We have offices in New Jersey located in Hoboken, Kearny, and Avon-by-the-Sea. Our lawyers are ready to listen to you. To schedule a free consultation, contact our law firm online or call our offices at:
Dividing Your Assets and Debts The Equitable Distribution of Property
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, which means that the court divides marital property fairly between the spouses. Keep in mind that equitable does not mean 50/50. A skilled divorce attorney can help the court understand you and your child's needs as assets are split.
When distributing property, courts consider the health and earning potential of each spouse, the financial needs of their children, the length of the marriage, as well as other factors.
Prenuptial Agreements during a Divorce
What a Prenuptial Agreement IncludesA prenuptial agreement is a contract that two people agree to prior to their marriage. The prenup outlines what property each person owns, and also includes details on property distribution and spousal support at the potential end of a marriage.
How Prenups Affect the Divorce ProcessDivorce attorneys can consult a couple's prenuptial agreement during proceedings to help determine who gets what. This can help divorce lawyers avoid lengthy disputes over real estate, consumer debt, and other high-stakes property.
Can a Prenuptial Agreement Be Challenged?Yes. Divorce lawyers can challenge the validity of a prenup if there is evidence of fraud, coercion, or duress. In these kinds of disputes, our law firm can seek evidence of undisclosed assets and debts and also review the drafting of the prenup.
"I am so grateful I chose them" Divorce Lawyers Making a Difference in Hoboken and Kearny
I worked with Lenny Cohen and his assistant Jackie and they were both incredible. I give this office 5 stars. They were both very supportive and answered any questions I had throughout the process. I highly recommend this law office for divorce, and I am so grateful I chose them for my legal services. If you're looking for the best and to be treated with the utmost respect, choose them!View On Google
Leonard Cohen was referred by another wonderful attorney. He was able to bring finality to a complex and painful divorce for my brother. He is professional, understanding, and sincere. Divorce is difficult enough, especially for the children. It matters to have an attorney who is intelligent and experienced. I highly recommend Leonard; Dunne, Dunne & Cohen; along with their dedicated and helpful staff.View On Google
Child Support Agreements
Child support is intended to cover the cost of raising a child, including medical care, education, and extracurricular activities. Payment to the custodial parent is calculated using the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines formula. This helps fairly distribute the financial burden of child-rearing based on each parent's income.
Our law firm can help you negotiate arrangements, modify existing arrangements, and collect delinquent child support payments from your former spouse.
Child Custody and Visitation Rights Maintain a Meaningful Relationship with Your Kids
Child visitation allows the noncustodial parent of a child to continue to play a part in their child's upbringing. Our family law can help you maintain access to your children so you can be in their lives. We can also restrict visitation rights if a former spouse poses a threat to your child's well being.