Practical Resolutions for New Jersey Families
Family law matters are often highly charged and never easy for those involved. Such matters range from a simple or complicated divorce, with issues ranging from tax implications to child custody issues, with all of the emotions and stress these matters entail, to adoptions, and all the joy adopting a child can bring. Protecting your financial security is of utmost importance of our team.
Attorneys at Sandelands Eyet LLP are here to counsel you through the myriad of issues that must be confronted and to guide you to the best possible resolution. Having a lawyer that is experienced, motivated and involved by your side is helpful to fight for you, to help you keep perspective and to keep on a path that works best for your family. Our team of family lawyers can provide tailored guidance and the support you need through this difficult time.
Protecting You in Cases of Domestic Violence
The frequency and severity of domestic violence is extremely prevalent and can significantly impact your welfare, rights, and needs in a divorce case. In cases of domestic violence, the allegedly abused spouse usually seeks a temporary restraining order against the spouse accused of abuse. Allegations of domestic violence impact the divorce outcome and may make matters more complicated, especially when there are children involved.
When domestic violence is at the root of a marriage, the court must protect the allegedly abused spouse through a restraining order. A restraining order imposes a list of restrictions with which the abuser must comply to keep the victim(s) safe. Contact between the spouses is severely limited upon the issuing of a restraining order. The court may also order the alleged abuser to leave the family home.
Once the couple begins the divorce process, the restraining order influences the division of property if the couple owned a home. Child custody and visitation rights must be decided in a manner that ensures the safety of the allegedly abused spouse and children. In some cases, the alleged abuser may face financial penalties for the abuse and may be ordered to attend counseling sessions.
Divorce is a complex process that takes time and patience. Unfortunately, in cases of domestic violence, the abused spouse may feel anxious and unsafe while waiting for the divorce to finalize. Our team of attorneys will work with you to keep you safe and ensure that the decisions you and your spouse reach will benefit you and your children. Kathleen Cavanaugh, a Partner of Sandelands Eyet LLP, serves as a volunteer attorney representing domestic violence victims on behalf of Partners for Women and Justice and SAFE.
New Jersey Family Lawyers for the Present and Future
Though you may no longer be married, if you have a child, your job as a parent is not over and, in fact, typically becomes more difficult. Our attorneys can help you create child custody and parenting arrangements that both parties will find fair that may protect and enhance your relationship with your children.
Even after a divorce is finalized, agreements may need modifications as living situations and needs change. Whenever you feel that it is necessary to review an agreement made during divorce proceedings, contact a family lawyer with Sandelands Eyet LLP. Our team of dedicated family lawyers can analyze your situation and provide options for the best results.
In these sensitive times, a lawyer who can listen to your concerns can help minimize the stress that your family is experiencing. Contact Sandelands Eyet today to schedule an appointment relating to your divorce, child custody, or adoption case or call (908) 470-1200.