For a variety of reasons, some couples prefer to avoid going to court for a formal divorce decree and instead pursue a written separation agreement. The best option for a given client will depend on a number of factors, including the willingness of the other party to enter into an agreement. Our Denville family law firm also handles “non-dissolution” matters, which are matters primarily involving unmarried parties who have children in common.
As a court-approved mediators and Supreme Court Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney, we handle all types of cases involving family and divorce law in New Jersey.
New Jersey is considered a “no fault” divorce state, which means that a litigant only needs to allege “irreconcilable differences” of six months or more in duration in order to prove a cause of action for divorce. More traditional grounds of divorce remain, such as extreme cruelty, adultery, and abandonment, but the more common practice has become to use these only when necessary. Our lawyers can explore the benefits of pleading the various causes of action with our clients in detail, as it is ultimately the client’s decision to make.
At Riordan Family Law, no case is too large or small. We have attorneys with a range of experience, and each matter will have a specifically tailored approach. Our attorneys have handled many high-net-worth and high-income divorces that involved business valuations and complex financial issues. The firm is prepared to offer discreet and professional representation to guide you through these difficult times. We have access to the best experts in New Jersey to assist you in presenting your case in the most favorable light. This includes forensic accountants; actuaries; employability experts to evaluate an under-employed spouse; and appraisers of real estate and other property, such as valuable collections.
Contact us at (973) 577-4118 today to schedule your consultation with a lawyer. We return calls promptly.
Catherine Riordan is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney and a Court-Approved Family Law Mediator. We bring the expertise and dedication you deserve to have on your side.