Farmingdale Divorce Lawyers
The borough of Farmingdale encompasses 0.523 square miles in southern Monmouth County. Farmingdale is entirely surrounded by Howell Township, and lies just east of the Monmouth Executive Airport. The borough is largely comprised of farms and woodlands, but is easily accessible through several major highways including Routes 33 and 34. In addition, direct access to the Monmouth Vicinage is available via Route 524 toward Asbury Avenue. The Vicinage’s Family Division has jurisdiction over many types of legal proceedings, including juvenile delinquencies, paternity testing and dissolution of marriage. The New Jersey Courts system allows you to represent yourself (pro se) in a divorce proceeding, but highly recommends consulting an attorney for legal advice. Even uncontested divorce complaints involve lengthy paperwork that is heavy in legal jargon. Assistance from a divorce attorney can help you avoid costly mistakes that can be difficult to overturn of modify in the future.
Farmingdale Borough Alimony Lawyers
When spouses get divorced in New Jersey, one spouse may be ordered to continue providing financial support for the other. These court-ordered payments are known as “alimony” (or “spousal support”). The time frame of alimony payments may be limited, or payment obligations may continue permanently. A Villani and DeLuca Farmingdale attorney can help prevent you from falling victim to an unfair alimony arrangement.
While the court may consider a number of factors in calculating alimony payments, it typically takes into account:
- the financial assets of each party
- each party’s ability to pay
- the marriage’s duration
- each party’s salary or earning ability
- the contributions made by either spouse to the marriage.
Typically, alimony is paid in set amounts. However, a spouse may be able to have payment obligations modified upon a showing that changed circumstances have made it exceedingly difficult to continue to pay at the current rate. Changed circumstance may include the unexpected loss of a job, or any other unforeseen financial burden.
Farmingdale Borough Visitation Attorneys
When parents divorce in New Jersey, courts usually mandate a joint custody arrangement, whereby both parents share custody of their marital children. If the court favors a sole custody arrangement instead, the non-custodial parent may still be allowed to spend time with the children. This time is called visitation. Visitation takes place during scheduled time periods, which are either negotiated between parents, or ordered by the court. A Villani and DeLuca attorney can assist in arranging and negotiating a visitation schedule. A typical visitation schedule allows the non-custodial parent to see the child every other weekend, and one night per week. Visitation rights are constitutionally protected in New Jersey. Therefore, it is very difficult for a court to deny a parent visitation outright. However, if a non-custodial parent poses a threat to the child’s health or safety, the court may appoint an official to supervise all visitation sessions.
Visitation schedules are ordered by the court. Therefore, any parent that refuses to cooperate is disobeying a court order. Fortunately, the court may impose sanctions by fining the parent. In extreme circumstances, custody may even be transferred. At Villani and DeLuca, we can fight to ensure that visitation arrangements are adhered to.
Filing a Restraining Order in Farmingdale
A restraining order is a court order issued to prevent a person from entering a certain area, or from being physically present within certain boundaries of another person. If it appears to a judge that a spouse may be in danger of domestic abuse, a temporary restraining order may be issued against the potential abuser. If there is solid evidence that domestic abuse has already taken place, a judge may order a permanent restraining order.
To file for a restraining order in Farmingdale, NJ, an applicant must appear before a judge to explain why a restraining order is required under his or her circumstances. If the judge feels that the spouse is indeed in danger, he may issue a temporary restraining order. A Villani and DeLuca Farmingdale attorney can assist in filing a restraining order, and ensuring that it is obeyed.
Call the Experienced Farmingdale Divorce Lawyers of Villani & DeLuca
The law firm of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. has a significant amount of experience assisting clients with family issues in Farmingdale. Call 732-965-3350 today for a free initial consultation to discuss your issue with a Villani & DeLuca attorney.