Selecting the right family law attorney can make all the difference
Whether you’re divorcing your spouse, dealing with a complex custody arrangement, or facing child support issues – selecting the right family law attorney is crucial to ensuring that your rights are protected and your best interests considered.
Bonnie Putterman has been practicing in this area of law for more than 30 years and knows how to get results. With offices in South Jersey, she’s near enough that she can meet with her clients face-to-face or via Skype or Zoom. She offers free consultations to help you decide if she’s the right fit for your case.
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When facing legal issues that impact your family’s future, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused. Fortunately, you do not have to face these challenges alone. By retaining a New Jersey family law attorney like Bonnie Putterman, you can explore your legal options with the help of an experienced lawyer who will find solutions tailored specifically for you and your family in these tough times.
When you’re looking for a divorce lawyer, it’s important to find someone who will make the process as painless and simple as possible. Bonnie Putterman takes this approach with every case she handles – whether contentious or amicable – guiding her clients through difficult decisions at each stage of the proceedings so they can move forward in their lives without interference from an unpleasant situation.
One of the hardest decisions you will ever make is to divorce, but understanding your legal options and ensuring that your voice is heard on all matters relating to custody and visitation are two top priorities when attempting to provide a safe environment for your children. Bonnie Putterman can offer support in this process by making sure knowledgeable professionals work with you every step of the way so that together we ensure realistic expectations are set while keeping our best interests at heart.
The question of child support is often difficult to deal with, especially when your former spouse isn’t willing to take responsibility. Fortunately for you, New Jersey state law provides guidance in determining the appropriate level of payment and helps reduce some frustration from figuring out how much help they should be giving financially.
Alimony can be an emotionally and financial challenging aspect of divorce. Bonnie Putterman understands the difficulties this process may have on your life, so she works hard to make sure you are as comfortable as possible throughout negotiations for a solution that is right for you.
There is no definitive answer. However, in the event both parties can reach a settlement without a trial or court intervention it can take a few months. It also depends on the county where you filed your complaint. Some counties have a substantial backlog which may take longer if there is no agreement. The time can also depend upon how well the parties are able to negotiate, and if the lawyers are working to assist the parties in coming up with an agreement. You should expect up to one year in the event the parties cannot come up with a settlement.
There is a cause of action in New Jersey called irreconcilable differences. As long as you are able to certify that you and your spouse have not been able to agree upon matters of the marriage going back six months there is no need to be separated prior to filing the complaint. With respect to the a cause of action for adultery there is a one day waiting period. New Jersey does not require separation prior to filing a complaint for most cause of actions set forth in the statute.
As long as you and your spouse have a signed agreement the matter can proceed to court without an appearance.