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New Jersey Family Lawyers

Legal disputes involving marriage or family are among the most difficult situations you can face. Our goal is to help clients through this challenging experience with compassion and understanding of their needs – advocating for favorable resolution through negotiation or mediation whenever possible, but always with total preparation to litigate aggressively in defense of our clients’ rights. We focus on your concerns and priorities so we can find the best resolution to your legal issues and protect your rights.

A Premier Choice For Quality Representation Throughout Northern New Jersey

Donahue, Hagan, Klein & Weisberg, LLC, is a premier New Jersey law firm for men and women who must resolve complex family law concerns. Our credentials and track record make our legal team the frequent choice of individuals who face difficult decisions and need strong representation. We are respected litigators, mediators and arbitrators and we welcome many referrals from our peers and clients who we have represented successfully in the past.

HOW CAN WE HELP

Divorce
Prenuptial Agreements
Child Custody
Alimony
Child Support
Equitable Distribution
Mediation
Settlement Agreement
Domestic Violence
Appellate Practice
Rights of Unmarried Couples
Dissolution of Civil Unions & Domestic Partnerships

Insights

When Does Child Support End?

Under New Jersey law, parents are presumptively required to provide for the financial support of their unemancipated children. While many parents believe child support automatically terminates when a child reaches age 18, this is not true in New Jersey. Child support terminates upon a child’s emancipation. Importantly, the definition of emancipation varies by state, making it extremely pertinent parents are aware of their state’s laws.

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Limitations on Using Life Insurance to Secure Spousal and Child Support

Many divorce agreements require the maintenance of a life insurance policy to secure a party’s alimony and/or child support obligation. Typically, the parties will agree to take out a specific amount of life insurance on their lives, naming their former spouse or children as the beneficiaries. They must also periodically provide proof that they are paying the premiums. Life insurance offers important protection but is not foolproof since the proceeds may be lost for various reasons.

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How a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order May Lead to Other Criminal Charges

New Jersey law permits a victim of domestic violence to obtain a temporary restraining order (“TRO”) if granted, the alleged aggressor will be personally served with a copy of the TRO by local law enforcement officers. Although the officers may only be serving the TRO, a recent case makes clear that the defendant can be arrested for other crimes the officers may observe or based on evidence they may legally gather regardless of what happens with the TRO.

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Effective September 14, 2015

 

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