WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED WITH NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT DIVORCE PAPERS IN HUDSON, BERGEN OR ESSEX COUNTY? ARE YOU SEEKING DIVORCE LAWYERS TO REPRESENT AND FIGHT FOR YOU?
You have just received New Jersey divorce papers/complaint for divorce, seeking to dissolve the marriage between the parties? family court papers/motion papers? a temporary restraining order? or do you expect to receive any of these? Either way the New Jersey divorce lawyers at the Artusa Law Firm can help you right away.
You may have known it was coming or it may have come as a complete surprise, either way, you have been served with divorce papers or you received a letter from a divorce attorney indicating your spouse has filed for divorce and is seeking XYZ, ETC (Examples of what a spouse can seek are: child support, alimony, child custody (sole or joint), equitable distribution (of assets and debt), parenting time, allocation of college costs, dissolution of the marriage, resumption of maiden name, etc.). If you do not respond, your spouse may obtain some or all of the relief he or she seeks, do not risk that. Write down what you agree with if anything and write down what you may want and contact a divorce attorney immediately, time is of the essence but there is no need to panic if you move swiftly and retain an attorney to help you. A New Jersey divorce attorney can help you explain your options, the law pertaining to the issues raised in the divorce, settlement options, mediation, arbitration and so forth that can help ease the stress of the legal case and court system. The team at the Artusa Law Firm is experienced and focused on family law and divorce cases in Jersey City New Jersey and beyond.
While your husband or wife may be seeking certain relief, you have the right to seek your own relief as well through a counterclaim. If you have been served with the divorce papers (not through the mail), you have 35 days to respond to the divorce papers in writing. If you have something at stake and need to resolve whatever issues that remain (child custody, division of assets, child support, alimony, parenting time, etc) it is wise to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Jersey City Divorce Attorney Santo Artusa and his professional staff are available to help you with your case if you seek legal representation.
For specific information as to where you may need to appear in Superior Court in New Jersey for a divorce or family law matter, visit the Artusa Law Firm-Divorce Court Map Below:
Our firm has successfully represented clients and advised people who have been served divorce papers from lawyers and firms such as: Freeman Hughes Freeman, Irwin Tubman, Esq., Riker Danzig, Moskowitz Group, Weinberger Law Group, Karen Saminski, Esq., Greenberg Walden and Grossman, Chasan Leyner and Lamporello, Chase and Chase, Weinstein Law Group, Amanda Trigg, Miller Meyerson Corbo, Anthony Carbone, Williams Law Group, Einhorn Harris, Carrie Schultz, Wilentz, Fox Rothschild, Weiner Lesniak and many others. Each adversary and law firm has a unique style and knowing how to deal with each lawyer is a very important part of your case and we know how.
35 DAYS TO SUBMIT AN ANSWER, COUNTERCLAIM OR APPEARANCE
The court rules permit 35 days to respond but it is not wise to wait until the last minute to do so. If you wait until the last minute, you may submit incorrect paperwork, the attorney you want may not be available and so forth so the wise thing to do is to contact an attorney’s office that handles divorce cases and setup an appointment as soon as possible. If you live out of state, attorneys, such as myself will setup a phone consultation to discuss the situation and which steps must be followed going forward.
In your response to the divorce papers, you may seek affirmative relief such as alimony, equitable distribution (division of assets), child support, cause of action, parenting time, child relocation, child custody, and other relief available to you in the New Jersey Family Courts. We can help you with deciding what the best options are for you.
If you have been served with divorce papers, contact my team at the Artusa Law Firm today to setup an appointment to discuss your options on 973-337-9643 or 201-706-7910 and if you prefer, let us know the best time to reach you and we will contact you.