Morris County Firm Handles Family and Matrimonial Matters
Family law matters are different from other legal issues in that they require an attorney who safeguards your rights while recognizing the emotional difficulties involved in child custody and matrimonial disputes.
As the premier family law firm in Morris County, Helfand & Associates in Whippany uses a personalized approach because no two cases are the same. Our lawyers understand the complexities involved in custody arrangements, distribution of assets, mediation and arbitration, and domestic violence litigation. Regardless of the intricacies of the situation, we use all of our resources to address our client goals and concerns both in and outside the courtroom.
For a free 1/2 hour consultation, please call our family law team at 973-428-0800.
For over twenty years, Helfand & Associates has represented the best interests of our clients within Morris County. We have achieved positive outcomes in many practice areas:
- Alimony – Figuring out the amount of financial support one spouse will provide to another is usually the most highly contested issue during divorce proceedings. In contrast to child support, New Jersey law has no set formula for calculating the amount of alimony. Instead, the courts analyze a number of factors such as the length of the marriage, the ability and need for parties to pay, the marriage’s established standard of living and the spouses’ different parental responsibilities. Our experienced team is available to discuss the different options and what would work for your circumstances.
- Child custody – In New Jersey, the overriding principle behind every child custody hearing is the “best interest of the child.” We understand the subtleties of child custody and parenting time and always prioritize children’s needs while advocating on behalf of our clients.
- Father’s rights – Over the last few years, parental roles have changed significantly. Dads now play a much larger role in caring for the children. Since good dads are extremely important in all children’s lives, we make sure they do not lose their rights to parent in a similar fashion after the separation.
- Distribution of Assets – The law stipulates an equitable distribution of the assets and liabilities that arose during the marriage. In any legal case, however, the availability and accuracy of evidence is crucial. Helfand & Associates meticulously follows through to obtain the relevant information for the financial side of a divorce.
PROTECT YOUR FUTURE WITH FAIR PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENTS
Although we hope that you will never need such an arrangement, the best time to address what will happen to finances and assets in case of a divorce is beforehand through an equitable prenuptial or premarital agreement. While it may not be the most pleasant topic to discuss when planning a wedding, ending a marriage is strenuous enough without facing the possibility of financial ruin. Our firm can draft an agreement that will spare both individuals expensive, time-consuming litigation in the event of a breakup.
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEYS ACHIEVING FAVORABLE OUTCOMES
Helfand & Associates represents Morris County clients in a full range of family law matters, including divorces and custody disputes. Regardless of the legal issue you have, we offer a free half-hour consultation at our offices.
Please call 973-428-0800 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Whippany office.