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The Role of Paternity in New Jersey Child Support Cases

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Family law matters can be complex, particularly in situations that involve more than one issue wrapped up into a single proceeding. One such example is the role of paternity in child support cases in New Jersey. Child support is a financial obligation imposed on both parents, but if a child’s parentage hasn’t first been… Read More »

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Changes in Circumstances: Modifying Child Support Orders in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Child support is a fixture in any divorce where minor children are involved. Child support is initially determined according to a statutory formula and guidelines set out in the law, although judges have discretion to deviate from the guidelines if persuaded it is in the best interests of the children to do so. Once… Read More »

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The Role of a Child’s Preference in New Jersey Custody Decisions

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In a divorce with minor children or any custody dispute over where the child should live, New Jersey courts determine what living arrangement is in the child’s best interest, based on the judge’s consideration of a long list of factors set out in the law. One factor among many is the child’s preference regarding… Read More »

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Co-Parenting After Divorce: Creating a Successful Child Custody Plan in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Divorce can be a challenging transition for any family, especially when children are involved. Parents must consider their own needs alongside those of their children while also figuring out how to raise the kids in separate households in a manner that works best for all involved. Developing a successful co-parenting plan is crucial for… Read More »

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Relocation and Child Custody in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

In the broad field of family law, child custody cases are among the most challenging and emotionally charged. When the issue of parental relocation is involved, the matter becomes that much more complex. Below you’ll find an overview of the framework for relocation cases in New Jersey, including the legal process involved and challenges… Read More »

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Understanding New Jersey’s Child Custody Laws

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Navigating the complexities of child custody laws in New Jersey can be a daunting task for parents undergoing a separation or divorce. As a dedicated family law attorney in Union, New Jersey, the Law Offices of John B. D’Alessandro is committed to providing insightful guidance and support to clients while helping them achieve their… Read More »

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Navigating Divorce in New Jersey: A Step-by-Step Guide

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Divorce is a challenging journey, emotionally and legally. Knowing what to expect can help alleviate anxiety by removing uncertainty about what the process looks like and what it entails. Understanding the specifics of the divorce process is a great first step toward transitioning to a new chapter in your life. Below you’ll find a… Read More »

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Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders in New Jersey

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Domestic violence is a critical issue that affects many individuals and families in New Jersey. It encompasses a range of behaviors, including physical harm, emotional abuse, and other forms of control and intimidation between family members or intimate partners. The Law Offices of John B. D’Alessandro recognizes the complexities surrounding domestic violence cases and… Read More »

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Understanding the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines

By John B. D'Alessandro |

Divorce is a significant life event that involves navigating through legal proceedings and making significant decisions while dealing with emotional challenges and upheaval at the same time. Understanding the legal process for obtaining a divorce can help you prepare for what’s to come so you’ll know what to expect and how to position yourself… Read More »

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Property Division in New Jersey Divorces: Equitable vs. Equal

By John B. D'Alessandro |

When couples face the challenging prospect of divorce, one of their most significant concerns is the division of property. Who gets the house? The car? The family pet? New Jersey law governs how marital assets are distributed, adhering to the principles of equitable distribution. Read on to learn more about just exactly what the… Read More »

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