Family Law in New Jersey
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The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC helps individuals and families manage a wide range of family law matters. We listen closely to your concerns and develop personalized strategies to meet your objectives.
Adoption is one of the few celebrated events in the practice family law. Our staff is familiar with all of the paperwork and procedures necessary to get you in front of a judge so that you can successfully adopt a child.
Although gay marriage has not yet been accepted by the state legislature, same-sex partners in New Jersey may join together in civil unions. This status grants gay couples adoption, inheritance, hospital visitation and medical decision-making rights, as well as the right not to testify against a partner in state court. Our lawyers can help you through the bureaucracy involved with establishing a civil union.
New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act entitles individuals who have been subject to domestic violence to apply for a restraining order. Our lawyers help you apply for a temporary restraining order and we represent you at the hearing to determine if the court should issue a final restraining order.
Children are not emancipated automatically upon turning 18. Emancipation takes place when a child has left the sphere of influence exercised by a parent. Parties in a divorce often set forth specific factors to be considered regarding the emancipation of their children. Emancipation events may include the child's marriage, graduation from high school, employment or moving out of the parent's home. Our staff work with you to incorporate emancipation into your divorce and custody agreement.
After a divorce is complete and the final judgment has been signed, the economic circumstances of the parties often change. You may need to modify the terms of your:
- Property settlement agreement
- Alimony award
- Child support award
You might also have a reason to seek a modification of the parenting time. Our experienced staff can help you with all such post-judgment issues.
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Prenuptial agreements, also known as premarital agreements, are used by couples to determine what each party's rights and obligations will be if the marriage is terminated. Alternatively, you can make a postnuptial agreement after you are married. Our staff can help you put together either of these marital agreements.
Put your trust in knowledgeable New Jersey family law staff
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC provides effective legal assistance with all of your family law concerns. Contact us online or call 732-741-9900 for a consultation.