Kingston Divorce Lawyer
Marriage and civil unions are powerful legal and economic institutions. Dissolution is an emotionally difficult process that involves significant financial and personal risks for those involved. At Hanan M. Isaacs, P.C., our attorneys counsel and advocate for clients navigating divorce proceedings, protecting their interests and the welfare of their children.
Experienced New Jersey Family Law Attorneys
If you need a divorce or dissolution of a civil union, we strongly recommend that you consult with our Kingston divorce attorneys at the first opportunity, certainly before discussing the terms of a settlement agreement with your spouse or civil partner. If you would like to speak with a member of our firm, please contact our Kingston, New Jersey, office to arrange a consultation.
Financial Aspects of Dissolution and Divorce
Financially, divorces and dissolutions of civil unions are similar to dissolution of a business. It is extremely important that all combined assets and debts are accurately classified and valued prior to the equitable distribution process. The terms of the property settlement agreement, alimony and child support should be negotiated in light of long-term tax consequences and any special circumstances. Depending on our client's situation, our lawyers may call on top accounting forensics experts, certified public accountants, business valuation experts and financial advisers to assist in the process.
Divorce and Dissolution: Mediation, Collaborative Law or Trial?
Uncontrolled legal expenses are an unnecessary drain on the partnership estate, and litigation is an emotionally exhausting process. Attorney Hanan Isaacs was an early advocate of mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes as the least harmful, most economical approach to resolving all or some of the points of disagreement during dissolution and divorce.
Attorney Hanan Isaacs is also trained in the collaborative law process in New Jersey. Collaborative law is a relatively recent form of alternative dispute resolution that can guide you and your family to a successful resolution. In collaborative law, each party is represented by counsel and all parties, counsel included, make a firm commitment to reach an amicable agreement together. If either party chooses to abandon the approach and files a claim in court, then each party must find a new attorney to represent his or her interests in litigation.
Mediation and other collaborative processes are appropriate only if both spouses are willing to work together in a neutral environment. When it is necessary to protect our clients' best interests, Mr. Isaacs and attorney Keith Hofmann, both experienced and successful advocates, are prepared to represent them in mediation, arbitration, in a collaborative setting or before the trial courts.
Protecting Children During Dissolution
If parties have a child or children together, it is critical that they make every effort to reduce or avoid conflict during dissolution, instead focusing on building a new co-parenting relationship. This may seem impossible, because divorce often results from a series of disappointments and a general breakdown of trust and communication. But through the guidance of mediators and attorneys committed to the use of collaborative methods in arriving at child custody and support agreements, many couples overcome those hurdles while protecting their individual parental rights.
When Can I File for Divorce in New Jersey?
Depending on the grounds for dissolution or divorce — irreconcilable differences, adultery, chronic alcohol or drug abuse, abandonment or other grounds —our lawyers will file your petition for divorce immediately. Every situation is unique and should be evaluated by a lawyer with extensive experience in New Jersey family law.
Contact an Attorney
If you would like to speak to a member of our firm regarding divorce or dissolution of a civil union, or have any other question about our practice, please contact our office to arrange a consultation. We accept credit cards and offer general appointments from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, plus evening appointments during the week by pre-arrangement only.