Family Law

Family Law

“Family Law” is a term describing a general area of law that includes issues relating to marriage, domestic partnership, divorce, adoption, surrogacy, paternity, child custody, child abuse, and juvenile adjudication. Our firm handles a broad range of family law matters. These tend to be sensitive matters that are very personal, and they can affect many people other than the parties directly involved. The resolution of a dispute can change the lives of all concerned for years to come. It is important to have effective and efficient representation to help guide you through this tricky and sensitive area of law.

At The Mark Law Firm, we work to resolve your situation, to explore all legal options, and to seek solutions that are in the best interest of you and your family. We understand that every matter is unique and each client’s needs are different. We take the time to understand your concerns and needs so that we can most effectively fight for your rights in court, and we take care to explain to our clients what your rights are and how best to enforce them.

At The Mark Law Firm, we handle all types of family law matters, including:

  • Child Support: Although New Jersey courts have standard guidelines for determining child support, multiple factors must be considered to accurately calculate the parties’ appropriate support obligations. Each case is fact-sensitive, and there may be extenuating circumstances that affect the parties’ abilities to maintain their support obligations. The Mark Law Firm is experienced in handling these matters and understands the variables involved.
  • Child Custody, Parenting Time, and Visitation: In New Jersey, the primary factor in making a child custody and parenting time decision is the best interest of the child. The Mark Law Firm understands the emotions involved and the gravity of a custody or parenting time dispute. Our attorneys have the legal experience to effectively and efficiently advocate for your rights.
  • Post-Judgment Enforcement and Modification: The Mark Law Firm assists clients in enforcing court orders for support, custody, and equitable distribution when the other party fails to meet his or her obligations. Our attorneys also have significant experience in pursuing and defending applications to modify child support, spousal support, custody, and visitation, as well as applications to terminate such orders.
  • Domestic Violence: Our lawyers have skillfully represented clients on both sides of domestic violence cases. We can assist clients in obtaining temporary restraining orders (TROs) and final restraining orders (FROs). We also defend clients against such applications and have a record of successfully arguing for dismissals of TROs and FROs. Whether you are being abused or are accused of abuse, you can trust The Mark Law Firm to help protect you and your rights.
  • Collaborative Law: The collaborative law process is an alternative to traditional litigation. In this team approach, the parties work together to reach agreements regarding family law matters (including divorce, support, and custody issues, among others). It can allow the parties to resolve disputes with the guidance and expertise of counsel, but without the financial and emotional strain of litigation.
  • Divorce: Divorce is an emotional and stressful process that requires experienced legal representation. Our attorneys will effectively and efficiently advocate to protect your rights in the event that you or your spouse begins the process of divorce. Our focus is to obtain the best results for our clients without forcing the parties to spend all of their hard-earned money.

For experienced family law assistance, contact your New Jersey family law attorneys for an initial consultation. The Mark Law Firm provides legal services to all of Ocean and Monmouth Counties in central New Jersey as well as to Somerset, Essex, Hunterdon, Union and Middlesex Counties.