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Morris County Family Law Attorneys Achieve Positive Resolutions

New Jersey firm assists with matrimonial and parenting challenges

Family law concerns are unlike other types of legal issues. In these situations, you need an attorney who protects your rights while understanding the emotional strain that accompanies divorce and custody disputes. At Helfand & Associates in Whippany, we are recognized as family law leaders throughout New Jersey because we handle matrimonial and parenting matters with skill and compassion. Our Morris County lawyers assist with a full range of household concerns including adoption, paternity and domestic violence litigation. Whether your situation is simple or complex, we will use the knowledge we’ve gained over 75 years of combined legal experience to find creative solutions that allow you to move forward successfully.

Whippany lawyers handle a wide range of family concerns

Since 1997, our firm has delivered comprehensive family law counsel to people in Morris, Sussex, Essex and Middlesex counties. We have guided thousands of clients to favorable results in matters involving:

  • Alimony — Determining whether one spouse will provide financial support to their former spouse is often the most contentious aspect of divorce proceedings. There are many factors that go into this determination under New Jersey law, including the length of the union, each spouse’s earning ability, and the couple’s standard of living. We can explain the five types of alimony available in New Jersey and how they apply to your circumstances.
  • Paternity — Whether you are seeking to establish or deny parentage, our firm can advise you on the relevant legal procedures and the scientific evidence used in these actions.
  • Adoption — Bringing a child into your home is a wonderful commitment, but legal hurdles can create long, frustrating delays. For both domestic and international adoptions, we perform key tasks and prepare you for the evaluation process.

Whatever type of family matter you bring to us, we offer a free initial consultation so that you understand your options before making a decision.

Effective advisers establish prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Ending a marriage or a long-term relationship is hard enough without facing the prospect of financial ruin. We believe that the best time to address these tricky matters is when couples are getting along and communicating well. Our firm helps to establish fair prenuptial agreements and similar arrangements for clients who have already been married or are living together in a committed relationship. Though you might never need such an agreement, we can create a document that safeguards your assets and sets forth clear instructions in the event a breakup occurs.

Dedicated advocates seek fair child support orders

Whether parents were married or not, each has a legal responsibility to support their minor children financially. If they no longer share a home, the noncustodial parent must pay child support as ordered by the court. To set the rate, New Jersey relies on a formula that takes into account factors such as each parent’s income, health insurance expenses, and childcare costs. Though this might seem like a simple process, errors do occur, and we press to make sure that accurate information is being used. Our firm also handles support modification and enforcement actions when appropriate.

Contact a knowledgeable Morris County family lawyer for a free initial consultation

Helfand & Associates represents New Jersey clients in a full range of family law matters, including divorces and custody disputes. Please call 973-428-0800 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Whippany office. We also have an office in New York City.

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  • Whippany Office
    575 Route 10 East
    Suite 1
    Whippany, New Jersey 07981
    Phone: 973-428-0800
    Fax: 973-428-0830
  • New York Office
    420 Lexington Ave.
    New York, New York 10170
    Phone: 646-213-9053
  • "Without Tanya and her time, the really unpleasant experience of getting divorced would have been even worse. They were able to settle the matter very quickly and helped me fit this into my tight schedule allowing me to leave to move abroad for my dissertation research on time without having to delay the trip because of the divorce. They also did all of it within my very tight budget. Thank you so much for your help and dedication to my legal matter!"  - AG

  • "Tanya and her Associates are outstanding! What I admire most about Tanya is her knowledge of the law with her keen negotiation skills to foster mediation. Her strategies efficiently resolve conflict leading to the resolution of cases. She and her team have an outstanding work ethic, know what data are needed, and get the job done. It is a pleasure to work with such wonderful professionals."  - Tara, Whippany

  • "I found Ms. Helfand's knowledge and tenacity most reassuring during the ordeal of my divorce. She was steadfast in her guidance and was very effective in her negotiations on my behalf. I would recommend her without a second thought. "  -Jonathan

  • "Ms. Helfand was very professional and helpful with our bankruptcy case. Her advice was very useful and helped us make the proper decisions for our situation. In addition, she was very supportive during a very difficult time for us. Finally, she set very specific fee expectations and there were no surprises when it was completed. I would use her services again and would recommend her, without question."

  • "She is Incredible, very quick responding to the other party. Very professional and courteous. I highly recommend her. She has a great passion and love for every single case."

  • "Tanya and her team were very professional handling my divorce proceedings. She was very proactive in making the other attorney finally get the process moving forward. I would recommend her to anyone looking for legal services. "  -Scott

  • "Ms. Helfand strategized & processed, both, my Divorce & Chapter 13 Bankruptcy. As both cases were emotionally and legally challenging, Ms. Helfand proved to be an empowering Mentor along the path to clarity for which I am truly grateful. I highly recommend her legal expertise to anyone who is seeking a confident, savvy & caring attorney to become at peace with self and any legal matters."  -Vas

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