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FOCUS ON 3 JUDGES: Judge Kimberly Espinales-Maloney, Judge Vito Sciancalepore, Judge Anthony D’Elia HUDSON COUNTY Family Court

Jersey City Family Law Attorney Santo Artusa focuses on Restraining orders, domestic abuse, divorce, CHILD CUSTODY LAWYER AND CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER REPRESENT PEOPLE IN THE HUDSON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT-FAMILY DIVISION BEFORE JUDGE ANTHONY D’ELIA, JUDGE KIMBERLY ESPINALES-MALONEY AND JUDGE VITO SCIANCALEPORE

 

Hudson County Child Custody Attorney
Hudson County-NJ FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

When individuals file for child support or child custody in Hudson County, many times they have no idea who will hear and decide their case. They are unsure if they should hire a family law attorney, any attorney or go alone. Some people are confused. Having a plan is key as is knowing who your Judge is. This is all important to know.

The Artusa law Firm is your local Hudson County family law attorney law firm and Jersey City divorce lawyers. Family law Attorneys align and prepare their paperwork and arguments for certain judges that they have experience practicing before. A good family law attorney will do his or her research as to how the Judge rules, how the Judge operates the Courtroom, how the Judge deals with litigants and so forth. One Hudson County Family Court Judge may feel that is someone owes $1000 in child support is a lot while another may think $5000 is. One Hudson County Family Court Judge may not seek to change custody easily while another may change custody quickly. Knowing your audience or in this case the family court Judge is very important in family law matters. In Hudson County Superior Court, the current Judges who decide domestic violence/restraining orders,  family issues/child custody are: Hon. Judge Kimberly Espinales-Maloney, Judge Arre, Judge Nesle Rodriguez, Judge Mirtha Ospina, Judge Maureen Mantineo, Judge Mark Baber, Judge Vito Sciancalepore and Judge Anthony D’Elia. If you have a case in Hudson County family court, contact the family law attorney and divorce attorneys at the Artusa Law Firm on 201-706-7910. We represent both mothers and fathers in Hudson County family court.

One of the newer Judges in Hudson County Family Court is Hon. Judge Kimberly Espinales-Maloney whose chambers are located at 595 Newark Avenue, Room 804, Jersey City, NJ 07306. The Judge has many years of experience in litigation and seeks to find solutions to cases but you must know what you are really seeking if you want to get it. Judge Vito Sciancalepore will decide Hudson County Restraining Order Cases/Domestic Violence Cases, non-dissolution (non-divorce cases) and dissolution cases (divorces) including child support and parenting time. As of now, Hon. Judge Kimberly Espinales-Maloney hears divorces, uncontested/no fault divorces and other post divorce family law matters.  Judge Vito Sciancalepore will take over Judge Arre’s docket and decided domestic violence and restraining order cases. Judge Arre will decide criminal cases again. The Artusa Law Firm is skilled in both family and criminal law litigation in Hudson County. To learn more about all of our legal services, visit- Artusa Law Firm of New Jersey or Contact us today on 201-706-7910.

pexels-photomotherRecently we had a case where the mother of the child was not allowed to have any overnight parenting time as per the father. This had gone on for years. Jersey City Family Law Attorney Santo Artusa filed a complaint/application to modify custody and/or parenting time. The father, who had been the custodial parent for approximately 2 years argued his case but after Judge Arre heard testimony he urged the attorneys to discuss the matter. Attorney Santo Artusa successfully negotiated joint/shared physical custody of 4 nights one week and 3 nights the alternate week.  For more information about child custody in New Jersey visit this New Jersey Child Custody Lawyer and about support, visit: New Jersey Child Support Lawyer.

Another Judge that hears many cases and is the Presiding Judge of the family division in Hudson County is Judge Maureen Mantineo. Judge Mantineo’s chambers are located where Judge Sogluizzo’s chambers were on the second floor of the Hudson County Superior Court. Judge Mantineo was the presiding judge of family years ago before taking time to work in the civil division. Her return is a welcome one as she knows how to get to the heart of the issues in the case, is polite, surprisingly patient and does not favor any particular litigant. Her courtroom is on the 2nd floor of the Superior Court. She handles divorces, child custody, child support, post divorce cases, parenting time and other family law issues.

When deciding you need to take the next step and seek court intervention to change a court order, obtain a court order, or enforce a court order, there are many rules that need to be followed and if time is important to you, you do not want to waste time filing for something that is not presented right or incorrectly because the Judge will deny it. By contacting Jersey City family law attorney Santo Artusa and his team at the Artusa Law Firm which handles a wide variety of family law cases in New Jersey, you can be assured that they will work hard on your case and do their best to present your case in the best light. If you seek a family law attorney for a child custody, restraining order/domestic violence case or other related matter, contact the Artusa Law Firm on 201-706-7910 today.

 

For information about the work we handle in father’s rights cases where we represent father’s in child custody, parenting time or child support issues, visit: New Jersey Father’s Rights Attorney. To read our press release about our recent successes in representing dads in court, visit: New Jersey Family Court Lawyer Success.

Hudson County Child Custody Lawyer

5 TOOLS AVAILABLE IN A CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTE

  • WHAT CAN I DO IF MY WIFE AND I DO NOT AGREE ON CHILD CUSTODY IN NEW JERSEY?
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N.J.S.A 9:2-4f. New Jersey Child Custody Attorney

CHILD CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME DISPUTES IN JERSEY CITY, NJ

HOW TO PROVE YOUR CASE AND THE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO PARENTS IN NEW JERSEY FAMILY COURT

Whether you live in New Jersey or live out of state and have a family court case about child custody, child support and so forth, we can help you whether you are close by or live in Florida, Virginia or any other state and have a New Jersey Family Court case. As Jersey City child custody lawyers, we represent parents from throughout the country because of the transient nature of Jersey City and Hoboken, New Jersey.

When parents cannot agree on simple things in life, they usually cannot agree on how or who should be the primary parent in the child’s life and/or how much parenting time each parent should have. These issues are never easy to tackle as in most family law cases, there is no smoking gun to prove your case. You need to present your case accordingly in family court to change custody, obtain custody, change parenting time , start having parenting time, have a New Jersey child support issue and seek a change. While many cases are cut and dry in that one parent has been the custodial parent throughout the child’s life while in other cases, the one parent agrees who should raise the child (which home to live in). The other cases that do not fit this distinction are the focus of this article.

CHILD CUSTODY AND PARENTING TIME DISPUTES IN JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

In these disputes, the court offers mediation to try and resolve the issues at hand. This option is available early on in the case and can be extremely useful to individuals but again, cases where the anger toward each party is present and/or the truth is blurred, mediation will not get the job done. The statute in New Jersey that governs child custody determinations is: N.J.S.A 9:2-4f.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney
New Jersey Family Law Attorneys

When a change in custody is sought or a significant change in parenting time is sought, your attorney should seek to conduct discovery if certain issues are present in the case. For example, if one party has a history of drug use, careless behavior, addiction issues and so forth, it is important to find out if the party is still using, if not, have them prove how long the person has been “clean” through a hair follicle test, when is the last time they relapsed, when they relapsed what happened?, has the child ever seen the parent in this state? The list goes on and on. When issues like this and other issues such as anger, inability to control a person’s behavior, risky behavior and so on appear, your attorney should seek that the person seeking more time be mentally evaluated by a neutral professional. Furthermore this neutral person should write a best interests report that can be used in court where the expert will testify as to how they reached their conclusion. This report is not the final test for the Court but it is a major consideration for the Judge in determining what should be done next. The expert witness is offering a suggestion to the Court and is not dispositive but the Judge could give that testimony alot of weight. Additionally, you can seek that written discovery be provided or depositions be conducted where you can question the party or potential witnesses. These tools, when done right, can be extremely effective in finding the truth and catching someone being untruthful during the court proceedings.

NEW JERSEY FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY SANTO ARTUSA, JR., ESQ

Family issues, especially custody can get very ugly and difficult. New Jersey Family law and child custody attorney Santo Artusa has the experience and care to represent people who take these cases very seriously. These matters are very hard to simple work on and forget. It is important to work with a lawyer who represents your interests as if it was his or her case and family. New Jersey Family Attorney Santo Artusa does. If you seek professional representation in child custody, divorce, child support and other family law issues, contact the Artusa Law Firm today on 201-706-7910.To view all of the legal services we offer, visit: Artusa Law Firm of New Jersey.

 


HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATED IN NEW JERSEY?

Child Support in New Jersey is calculated by adding relevant information into what are know as the NJ Child Support Guidelines. Pictures of what the guidelines look like are above for your review. Information used include:  weekly wages, annual income, work related day care costs, the amount of overnight parenting time each parent has, whether a sole parenting or shared parenting worksheet should be used, cost of health insurance for the child, whether union dues are paid, mandatory pension contributions, etc.

To help you understand, I will go through the New Jersey sole parenting child support guideline,  so that it is understood:

 

 

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