Most people who are going through or contemplating a divorce are exhausted emotionally and want to move forward. At our law office, Musulin Law Firm, LLC, we will empower you with knowledge and professional guidance to protect you and your children during the dissolution of your marriage. The resolution is ultimately memorialized in a written form called a judgment or marital settlement agreement . It is essentially a written contract between the parties defining all of their rights and obligations after they are divorced.
The divorce judgment addresses issues such as, but not limited to:
- Child custody, which includes legal custody and physical or residential custody
- Child visitation (called parenting time in New Jersey), which is awarded to the parent who does not have physical or residential custody
- Child support
- Alimony, or spousal support
- Equitable distribution of property (property division) includes houses, savings account, retirement plans and all other assets.
It is important to remember that you are free to settle your differences with your spouse at any time, even before filing a lawsuit for divorce. It is also possible to break off from court proceedings and settle your divorce case. Our law firm's goal, however, for our clients is to empower them by providing them a cohesive legal team with acute knowledge of all family law and divorce laws and application to our clients' particular set of circumstances and needs. We are passionate when it comes to helping people and families with such sensitive legal matters.
Contact a Mount Holly Divorce Lawyer Now
Contact us online or call Musulin Law Firm, LLC, in New Jersey at 609-267-0070. Your divorce Attorney Christopher Musulin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the author of numerous booklets and articles on divorce, and an extremely active member of the state of New Jersey legal community. Located in historical Mount Holly, New Jersey, our firm is dedicated to the empowerment of people and families.
TIPS FOR PREPARING FOR DIVORCE
- Start keeping a diary explaining the important events and history having to do with your marriage and child rearing, if you have children, and the circumstances causing you to consider divorce.
(Check out the Internet site, http://penzu.com/, which is a free private diary.)
- If you have children, write out a parenting plan that you believe would be in your children's best interests and explain your reasoning.
- Create a summary of all of the assets owned by you and your spouse (include when you acquired them).
- Create a list of all of the properties that you own and of all of your possessions.
(Check out the Internet site http://ikeepm.com/ for help.)
- Provide rough estimates of the value of your assets (just do your best).
- Provide estimates of the amounts owed on your properties and unsecured debts.
- Make a list of your sources of income (locate and copy your tax returns for the last few years, if possible).
- Locate any written agreements of understanding between you and your spouse, including any wills or trust instruments.
- Write down any physical abuse or domestic violence, if any has occurred, in your relationship with your spouse.
- Write down what is most important to you with regard to the assets in your marital estate.
- Try to project a budget for how you envision what your living expenses will be as a single person post-divorce and/or a single parent.