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Wayne, NJ 07470
Maria J. LaSala Esq. has the local legal experience you need to help you win your family law case. Ms. LaSala is caring but a fierce advocate in the courtroom.
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Family Law is an area of the law that deals with family-related matters as well as domestic violence matters and can incorporate a wide range of situations. From dissolving marriages and civil unions to child custody rights, matters of family law are typically both emotionally charged and complex. It is therefore extremely important to retain a skilled and compasionate attorney that you can trust and have confidence in.
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The process of ending a marriage is rarely simple and divorce, whether contested or uncontested, can be a complex legal process. With guidance from a knowledgeable New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, you can be confident that court actions are filed accurately and that the process is completed as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. At Ms. LaSala's firm, she understands the dilemma that you’re facing and she is prepared to do everything possible to ensure that her clients get the representation that they expect and deserve.
One of the most delicate issues in any divorce case is determining who will be awarded custody of a child. When determining child custody and parenting time matters, either during or after a divorce or for unmarried parents, the courts will decide based on the best interests of the child. At our firm, Ms. LaSala understands all the importance of protecting your family and you can be assured that she will do everything possible to protect the best interests of you and your family.
If you were not awarded full custody of your children during a divorce, it is likely that you will have many questions about your parenting time rights. At Ms. LaSala's firm, she will guide you through the process and manage your expectations while determining the best course of action to a fair parenting time schedule.
There are occasions when one parent seeks to move (remove) a minor child out of the State of New Jersey. In most situations, the parent seeking out-of-state removal of a minor child must request court permission to do so. For any parent who desires to seek court approval to remove their child from the state, it is extremely important to hire a qualified family law attorney to help in the planning of such a move. The experience of Maria J. LaSala can help you navigate the complexities of a child removal case – making it possible for you to relocate, while still maintaining a good quality of life for both parents and the children.
Child support is a sum that is often paid by the non-custodial parent toward the living expenses of the children in order to provide them with the best possible quality of life. There are strict child support guidelines in the state of New Jersey that both parents are expected to abide by. Whether you need to establish child support or are in need of assistance with child support collection or modification, Ms. LaSala is prepared to guide you through every step of the process. She handles matters of Child Support with compassion and sensitivity to minimize the impact on you and your family.
The establishment of paternity can play a pivotal role in many cases of family law. If parents are not married, it is necessary to establish paternity in order to define parental rights and responsibilities such as decision-making abilities, child support, child custody and visitation. Whether you are attempting to prove or contest paternity, it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side. If you believe that your unique case requires the establishment of paternity, contact Ms. LaSala today.
Alimony, and also known as Spousal Support, is not awarded in every divorce. A court determines whether or not to grant spousal support based on several factors, including the length of the marriage and health and earning capacity of each spouse among others. We are prepared to assist with even the most complex cases and have knowledge and experience under the new statute concerning spousal support. Whether you are seeking alimony or defending against it, it is extremely important that you retain a knowledgeable and experienced New Jersey Spousal Support Attorney who you can trust to fight for you.
One of the most stressful aspects of a divorce is the process of property division (Equitable Distribution). The division of assets can be a complicated, and potentially frustrating, matter to resolve. What is accumulated during a marriage often holds a similar importance to all parties involved, and many times, it is difficult to split assets in a way that is agreeable, desirable and equitable for all parties involved. Having an experienced family law attorney on your side to help you navigate the complexities of the situation and fight for your right to a fair share of the marital estate can be an invaluable asset during your divorce.
Many aspects of a final court order, or judgment, are permanent, such as property division. However, changes may be possible to child support, child custody or spousal support if there has been a substantial change in circumstances. In these situations, an experienced New Jersey Family Law Lawyer can guide you through the process.
Civil Unions, a new and dynamic area of family law, allows two adults, of either the same or opposite sex, to enter into a legally recognized relationship. Several unique issues can arise during the process of establishing or dissolving a civil union, so it is vital to have a knowledgeable attorney that specializes in matters of family law to guide you through the process.