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...
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Whether it seems the dissolution of your marriage will be amicable or contentious, you need a dedicated legal advocate to protect your best interests and those of your children. Our lawyers have spent decades securing a bright future for clients who are making new beginnings after their marriages end. Request your consultation today to learn first-hand why so many people trust Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC in Hoboken. You can send us a message or call us directly:
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.
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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. Our divorce attorneys can help confirm whether you are eligible to file in New Jersey.
Fault and No-Fault Divorce
New Jersey allows both no-fault divorces and fault-based divorces. Our divorce attorneys serving Hoboken and beyond invite you to explore the difference:
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 share child custody 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 have helped clients throughout New Jersey and New York navigate divorce, and they are ready to do the same for you. To schedule a free consultation, contact our law firm online or call our lawyers at:
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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 during divorce proceedings.
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. Our lawyers can advocate for you to make sure that this process is conducted fairly.
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.
New Jersey allows both no-fault divorces and fault-based divorces. Our divorce attorneys can provide the advocacy you need in either case.
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.
The divorce lawyers of our Hoboken-based law firm can help you negotiate child support arrangements, modify existing arrangements, and collect delinquent child support payments from your former spouse. We understand that this is one of the most urgent matters that parents face in divorce proceedings, and we are ready to guide the way forward in a way that serves your children best. To schedule a no-obligation consultation, please send us a message online or call:
Child Custody and Visitation Rights Maintain a Meaningful Relationship with Your Kids
Protecting your children's best interests during and after a divorce requires maintaining the nurturing relationships they need. Our Hoboken-based divorce lawyers will work toward a child custody and visitation agreement that benefits your children to the fullest.
Disputes over the physical and legal custody of a child are often the most contentious and heated in all of family law. When joint custody agreements cannot be made, our law firm serving Hoboken and beyond can help negotiate or fight for a child custody arrangement that keeps your child's best interests in mind.
Child visitation allows the noncustodial parent of a child to continue to play a part in their child's upbringing. Our family law lawyers 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.
We have offices in New Jersey located in Hoboken, Kearny, and Avon-by-the-Sea to serve you.