If you are going through a divorce, you are feeling the impact on family, finances, and friends. We get it, and we will help minimize the impact. Collaboration and mediation are our first choice, but we will fight hard for you every step of the way.
Bergen County Divorce Attorneys
Serving Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus & Mahwah
At Aretsky & Aretsky, we understand how emotional and stressful going through a divorce can be for you and your children, and strive to provide you with a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you feel comfortable and safe. Our divorce attorneys in Bergen County have over 40 years of combined experience assisting families with all stages of the divorce processâfrom separation to division of the marital assets to child custody.
In New Jersey, if you and your spouse agree to divorce, you can get a divorce under the recent no-fault law. This is referred to as an uncontested divorce. Even if you and your spouse agree to divorce, however, you may still find it difficult to work out emotional issues such as child custody and property division on your own.
A skilled Bergen County divorce attorney from Aretsky & Aretsky can help you work out agreeable divorce arrangements, child custody plans, and support plans through divorce negotiation, mediation, and the collaborative law process.
New Jersey law allows you to obtain a divorce without the consent of your spouse if he or she is at fault. Grounds for this type of divorce, called a contested or complex divorce, include adultery and abandonment. At Aretsky & Aretsky, our experienced and aggressive Bergen County divorce attorneys regularly handle heated divorces involving highly-contested court battles and complex assets. We fight to protect your right to your children and your property.
Bergen County collaborative attorneys
If you are seeking an alternative way to help your family get through the divorce process, our collaborative attorneys in Bergen County have the answer. Collaborative law is a non-adversarial process that allows you and your spouse to work out a mutually agreed-upon plan to handle child visitation schedules, child support, alimony payments, asset division, and any other details necessary to finalize your divorce. The collaborative law process enables you and your spouse to control the outcome of your divorce rather than a court and helps preserve good familial relations for the benefit of your children.
Whether your decision to get divorced is contested or mutual, our Bergen County collaborative lawyers can help you with all aspects of your divorce or other family law matters.
Contact our Bergen County divorce lawyers today.
Complex divorce cases typically have three things in common:
*The couple agrees on very few, or none, of the issues to be decided in the divorce
*The couple has a contentious relationship so it is difficult for them to work together to resolve disputes over custody, property, child support and alimony
*The couple has significant and complex marital assets
An inability or unwillingness on the part of even one party to work together on a property settlement agreement will make mediation impossible. Nor is divorce mediation usually recommended when there has been domestic violence in the marriage. Disputes regarding the nature and value of the marital assets, including hidden assets or an understated business value, will often drive the case to divorce court.
At the Bergen County family law office of Aretsky & Aretsky, our divorce lawyers provide hard-hitting, aggressive representation to protect the interests of clients in difficult or complicated divorce cases. We use every resource at our disposal to meet your goals regarding:
Distribution of marital property
Child custody and visitation
Alimony / spousal support
Contact our Ridgewood law office to meet with a family law attorney who has experience representing clients in complicated and complex divorces.
Equitable Distribution of High End Assets and Debts
Our attorneys have extensive experience investigating the facts in financially complex divorce cases and in bringing such cases to trial in family court. Many property division disputes relate to disagreement over which assets are in the marital estate and the value of those assets. Other complex divorces involve the validity of a prenuptial agreement signed by the spouses prior to the marriage. Many complex divorces with significant assets also involve a dispute over whether or not one spouse should receive alimony or spousal support, and the amount of alimony which should be paid.
We work with forensic accountants to locate hidden assets, to determine the value of assets, and to manage competitive market evaluations of income for people who are self-employed. We have skillfully handled many divorces involving business evaluations, pension evaluations, deferred executive compensation packages, stocks, real estate, and issues associated with jointly controlled trusts.