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Family Law

Livingston Area and East Brunswick Family Law Attorney Provides Skilled Counsel

Assisting New Jersey clients in divorce, custody and support matters

When a marriage ends or another family legal issue arises, everything else in your life is affected until the matter is resolved. The Busch Law Firm understands this and is dedicated to pursing positive results in a manner that limits time, expense and aggravation. Our commitment to personalized attention allows us to gain a full understanding of your situation and goals. We have the legal acumen to develop a solid plan for you and the background and local knowledge to employ the correct tactics no matter what forum you are in. We never forget the emotional stakes involved in guiding you toward a successful resolution that allows you to move forward.

Lawyers representing spouses in contested and uncontested divorces

The Busch Law Firm provides comprehensive advice on the legal issues relating to marriage dissolution in New Jersey, including:

  • Grounds — Husbands and wives can file for divorce by citing irreconcilable differences or showing that they have lived apart for at least 18 months. New Jersey also still recognizes fault grounds such as adultery, desertion and extreme cruelty.
  • Residency — To dissolve a marriage in the state, at least one spouse must have lived here for at least a year.
  • Property division — New Jersey courts divide marital property according to the principle of equitable distribution. This does not necessarily mean an even split, but what the court deems is fair in light of factors such as length of the marriage, earning ability of each partner, and the couple’s standard of living.

When handling your divorce, we provide the kind of legal support that puts your mind at ease and allows you to concentrate on your overall well-being.

Advocating on parents’ behalf for fair child support arrangements

All parents have an obligation to support their children financially. New Jersey uses a formula to help determine the rate of payment required of noncustodial parents. That formula takes into account several factors, such as the income of each parent, the number of children, and day-care and health insurance costs. Though these amounts might seem straightforward, The Busch Law Firm can protect your rights by seeing that all relevant information is included, such as income from nontraditional sources. We can also help you enforce or modify an existing child support order if the circumstances warrant it.

Knowledgeable law firm litigating issues regarding alimony

New Jersey has complicated alimony laws that have recently changed. Without experienced advice, you might learn too late that you are the victim of an unfair spousal support order. Open-duration alimony is still a possibility in the state, so the stakes are very high. Evaluations of each partner’s comparative contributions can mean that years of personal history must be reviewed. At The Busch Law Firm, we can make a strong presentation to help you get a fair hearing, even when addressing items that are hard to quantify, such as the value of a stay-at-home parent’s contribution to their spouse’s education or business.  Whether the spousal support matter involves a request for temporary, rehabilitative, or permanent support, we can deliver the strongest possible case for you.

Contact a skilled New Jersey family law attorney to schedule a free initial consultation

The Busch Law Firm represents clients in divorce, child custody and other family law matters as well as in other practice areas. Our offices are in East Brunswick and the Livingston area, by appointment only, and we serve families throughout North and Central New Jersey. Call (973) 327-4297 or email us at [email protected] to schedule a free initial consultation.