Divorce and other family law matters often involve extremely personal issues that must be dealt with in a legal environment. At Wernik & Salvatore in Hazlet, New Jersey, we are family lawyers who provide you with personal attention and compassionate guidance through these sensitive matters.
Our New Jersey family law practice includes the following:
- Helping clients through divorce and marriage dissolution
- Negotiating and creating premarital agreements
- Handling civil unions, domestic partnerships and palimony issues
- Resolving disputes involving with child custody, visitation and child support
- Protecting the rights of grandparents and other third parties
- Handling adoptions
- Helping clients with issues of domestic violence and abuse
- Resolving issues of paternity
- Assisting clients with wills and trusts
- Resolving other family law disputes through litigation, alternative dispute resolution or the appeal process
Family Mediation and Settlement Versus Litigation
When an issue is rife with emotion, frustration or even anger, rational thought does not always control decision making. The goal in resolving a divorce or support-related issue is to make reasonable and rational decisions that are in your best interests and the best interests of your children. As experienced family lawyers, we encourage our clients to try and work out their issues in an environment that promotes settlement. We will conduct a thorough evaluation of your family's assets and debts in order to negotiate a fair settlement.
Litigation can be time-consuming and expensive. Perhaps more importantly, it takes control of the situation away from the people who truly understand the situation. Essentially, you are placing important decisions about your future in the hands of the judge. By resolving your divorce, support matters and other family law disputes outside of the courtroom, you are establishing the parameters of the discussions, putting all issues on the table and discussing resolutions in an open environment. The greatest benefit of this is not just saving money and time, but facilitating positive post-marital relationships and ensuring that your children's best interests come first.
Dedicated to Your Needs and the Needs of Your Family
If settlement or mediation does not serve your best interests, you can rest assured that your case is still in good hands. We have a high success rate in court. As your family law attorney and legal advocate, we will represent you in the courtroom if that is the best way to resolve the matter. At Wernik & Salvatore, we do not shy away from litigation when it is in the best interests of clients. We will prepare your case for trial with creative and effective strategies and strict attention to detail.
Successful Hazlet Family Law Attorney
As a child support and custody attorney, our success in the courtroom includes a high-profile case decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court V.C. v. M.J.B., 163 NJ 200 which brought us national recognition. The case involved a same-sex couple in which one partner was seeking visitation rights with children born to her partner during the relationship. After the two ended their relationship, the biological mother refused to agree to visitation by her former partner. The Justices ruled that third parties living in familial circumstances with a child cannot have their bond terminated by the biological parent if they are a "psychological parent." Our client's parental rights were protected.
Contact Us for Resolution-Oriented Representation
In your family law matter, we will provide detail-oriented representation based on your needs. Our goal is to solve your family and marital problems to your advantage. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact our family law attorneys.