Long Beach Township Divorce Lawyer
Long Beach Township is located on Long Beach Island (LBI), a barrier island situated along the Atlantic Ocean, near southern Ocean County. The township is comprised of several distinct communities, including North Beach Haven, Beach Haven Crest and Brighton Beach. Long Beach Township is a popular vacation spot for tourists from New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, even during the winters when the weather is relatively mild due to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Although much of the county’s political activity takes place on the mainland, LBI’s residents are still affected by major changes in the state’s laws. For example, the New Jersey Legislature was recently presented with a bill for alimony reform, which seeks to eliminate permanent alimony for marriages lasting less than 20 years. If you are considering divorce in Long Beach Township, please speak with an experienced divorce attorney about the latest divorce laws in New Jersey.
Collaborative Divorce Attorney in Long Beach Township
Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial process by which spouses settle the terms of the divorce outside the court, through the help of lawyers. For most spouses, divorce can be an extremely stressful process. By negotiating the terms of the divorce outside the courtroom spouses can avoid the cost, length, and publicity of the trial process.
While the collaborative divorce process offers advantages like privacy and cost, it is not for every couple. Collaborative divorce tends to provide the most effective solution to couples who are willing to negotiate and be flexible. The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca strongly recommend that any spouse’s seeking divorce consider the collaborative divorce process. Mr. DeLuca is one of few lawyers certified as a Matrimonial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
Filing a Restraining Order in Long Beach Township
A restraining order is a court order forbidding a person from entering a specific place, or being near a specific person. There are two types of restraining orders: temporary, and permanent. Temporary restraining orders may be issued if there is danger that domestic abuse may occur. Permanent restraining orders are unlimited in duration, and can only be issued if the court specifically finds that domestic violence has occurred.
To apply for a restraining order, an applicant must appear before a judge to testify as to why the order is needed. If the judge feels that there is enough evidence that the applicant is in danger, a temporary restraining order may be issued. A permanent restraining order may be issued if the judge finds specific evidence of domestic violence, or the defendant spouse admits to domestic violence.
How Do I File For Divorce In Long Beach Township?
To file for divorce in New Jersey, the filing spouse (or “plaintiff”) must first file a complaint in the family division of the county court. The complaint is accompanied by the following documents:
- A filing letter to the court.
- A certification of insurance
- A certification of notification of complementary dispute resolution form, stating that the plaintiff is aware that mediation is an option.
- Family Part Case Information Statement (only if there are custody or alimony issues in the case).
- Confidential litigant information sheet.
Once the plaintiff spouse files for divorce, the defendant spouse must be provided with a notice to appear in court and a copy of the complaint filed by the plaintiff spouse.
Call the Experienced Long Beach Township Divorce Lawyers of Villani & DeLuca, P.C.
The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca has years of experience handling divorce and divorce-related matter in Ocean and Monmouth Counties. The law firm of Villani & DeLuca, P.C. has a significant amount of experience assisting clients with family issues in Long Beach Township. Call (732) 965-3350 today for a free initial consultation to discuss your issue with a Villani & Deluca attorney.