Divorce & Separation

Union County Divorce Attorneys

Representing clients in NJ facing divorce and separation matters

Divorce is one of the most recognized, but also highly confusing areas of family law for clients.  Many clients have never been divorced before and do not know what to be concerned with, what their legal rights are, or even how to start the process.  This is where having an experienced family law attorney can make all the difference. Ross & Calandrillo, LLC is a Union County law firm focused on divorce and separation matters. With over 25 years of experience, our firm is ready to guide you through tough times, zealously representing your interests and fighting for your future. If you need a law firm that cares and can get the job done, contact Ross & Calandrillo, LLC.

Divorce

Marriage is difficult. Some of these relationships do not work out, leading a couple to divorce. When divorce is a reality, it is important to understand the road ahead. Unfortunately, over 50% of marriages end in divorce. The divorce process is complicated and can easily become emotional and heated. When a couple cannot come to terms over important marital legal issues, it can lead to a lengthy and complicated ordeal, impacting everyone involved.

Division of Assets

Divorce is a complicated matter that needs to address applicable marital issues, including the division of marital assets, also known as property distribution. Property distribution can be a deeply contested issue. Property distribution is the allocation of assets after a divorce. The idea of splitting possessions that have been accumulated over the years can be emotional and overwhelming.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, often referred to as alimony, is one of the most contested issues in a divorce. It can become so heated that couples who may agree on all issues can find themselves litigating this one matter. Often, parties disagree on what the other deserves. Whether one or both parties worked, the dependent party may be entitled to some degree of support, depending on many factors.

High Net Worth Divorce

Divorce can be a complicated matter for individuals and families. When the divorcing parties are high net worth individuals, an already complex matter can become overwhelming. High net worth divorce is a term for a splitting couple with combined assets valued over $1 million. As the number of assets grow and become more complex, troubles do as well.

Modification & Enforcement

When a divorce or family law matter concludes, the parties involved hope that the matter is put to rest and they can move on with their lives. When a court passes judgment, it is binding and parties are expected to yield to the order. In some situations, an individual’s circumstances change and the need to request a modification is critical. Other times, one party wantonly chooses to ignore the order, leading the other party to request intervention in the form of an enforcement order.

Prenuptial Agreements

Many of the most contested issues that bring divorcees to court can be addressed before exchanging vows. Prenuptial agreements are a good way for people of all lifestyles to protect their assets before getting married. A prenuptial agreement is a contract signed by parties to set up a mechanism of what will happen if the marriage ended.

Legal Separation

The state of New Jersey does not recognize legal separation. There is no support from the court system to help couples acquire a legal separation. There are no applications, supporting documents, or legislation regarding this topic. According to New Jersey court system’s website, “if you are living separate and apart from your spouse, you may consider yourself separated.” With that in mind, there are alternatives that meet the same goals.