Divorce in Ocean County
Ocean County NJ Divorce Lawyer
Every divorce is different, involving different people, relationships, needs, desired outcomes, and more. Despite these variables, many other factors remain constant across every divorce.
For example, there are specific rules regarding where the divorce should be filed for and how, and the fact that the divorcing couple will need to settle the key issues of child custody and child support (assuming children are involved), as well as alimony and the equitable distribution of marital assets and debt.
Apart from these constants remains the idea that it is highly recommended that any divorcing individual works with an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney. While many divorce attorneys have a reputation for over-litigating issues, at the Bronzino Law Firm our only goal is to help you fairly, efficiently, and as-informed-as-possible resolve your divorce and its related issues in such a way which protects your legal, financial, and parental future, and also protects your family’s overall well-being.
Call our Sea Girt office or our Brick office today at (732) 812-3102 to discuss your divorce, and any unique needs or concerns you may have regarding the resolution of your divorce in a free and confidential consultation with our legal team.
Filing for Divorce in Ocean County
When a person files for a divorce in New Jersey, they must do so in the county courthouse of the town where the reason that they are stating for divorce happened.
This means that if your marriage deteriorated in any town in Ocean County (even if you no longer live in Ocean County), you must file your divorce paperwork at the Ocean County courthouse, located in Toms River, NJ.
Below we have provided a link to the Ocean County courthouse website as well as its address, phone number, and hours of operation.
REMEMBER, before filing for divorce in Ocean County, it is highly recommended that you first speak with an experienced divorce attorney. If you misfile any of the documents required for a New Jersey divorce, file them in the wrong location, or miss an important deadline, your divorce request will be denied, and you will have to start the entire process over from the beginning.
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Toms River, NJ 08754
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Children and Ocean County Divorce
One of the biggest concerns many of our Ocean County divorce clients have is in regards to their children’s well-being, both during and after a divorce. Not only will their lives change in terms of spending time with their parents separately as part of the child custody and parenting time agreement, the financial strain a divorce can place on a family can also be a source of concern for parents when it comes to their children.
Studies have shown that it is important for divorcing parents to present a united front to their children in order to protect them from some of the uglier aspects of a divorce. The more embattled your divorce becomes, or the more one parent or the other attempts to sabotage the process, refuses to compromise, or puts the children in the middle of the parents, the worse it will be for the children themselves. However, by retaining the counsel of an experienced divorce attorney, parents can mitigate these risks greatly, and work to seek compromise and reasonable agreements rather than over-litigate matters that neither party really cares about.
In addition, child support will be a key factor in almost every divorce involving parents. And while the NJ Child Support Guidelines present a more-or-less standardized formula for calculating the amount of child support to be paid or received by parents of separate households, many other factors are highly variable, and will depend on the negotiations and agreements you and your divorce attorney are able to reach.
The child support factors which are NOT determined by NJ Child Support Guidelines, and are up to you to decide include:
- The date child support payments end (by default in New Jersey the child’s 19th birthday)
- Whether or not child support will be extended to include support for a child’s college or continued education
- Whether child support will be paid and received directly between the parents, or through the New Jersey Child Support Division
- Other special conditions for the modification of child support, termination, or continuation of child support beyond the letter of the law
Contact An Ocean County Divorce Attorney Today
At the Bronzino Law Firm, we have extensive experience helping our clients to resolve all manner of divorce issues in ways which protect the finances and emotional stability of the whole family in towns across Ocean County, including Toms River, Point Pleasant, Brick, Jackson, and the surrounding communities.
To speak with Attorney Peter J. Bronzino today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your divorce and any particular needs or concerns you may have such as regarding your children or how to file for divorce, please contact us online, or through either our Brick office or our Sea Girt office at (732) 812-3102.