Experienced Family Law Representation

Dealing with divorce or other family law issues requires strong, compassionate counsel combined with a thorough knowledge of the legal system to protect you and your family. At the Law Office of Adrienne Edward P.C., our goal is to help you find resolution and begin the journey towards a brighter future.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney

Adrienne D. Edward offers a full range of family law representation. As a skilled divorce lawyer and family law attorney, she offers individuals and families high quality representation in a wide array of situations, including:

Alimony – One important issue that must be addressed in a divorce is spousal support. Many forms of alimony exist. Who will pay alimony and what the amount will be depend on a number of factors such as standard of living during marriage, the length of the marriage, and financial resources of each party. Alimony can also be awarded as temporary support or permanent support. Alimony is separate from child support, but child support is often considered when determining alimony payments.

Family Law Attorney | Jersey City | The Law Office of Adrienne D. Edward P.C.Child Custody – This can be one of the most emotionally charged issues in a divorce. There are many forms of custody including legal custody, which refers to a parents right to make decisions regarding a child’s upbringing, and physical custody, which determines where a child will live the majority of the time.

Child Support – Financial support for children after divorce can have a tremendous impact on their well-being and your financial situation moving forward. Adrienne D. Edward is dedicated to protecting the interests of your children during all phases of the process.

Collaborative Divorce – Working together during a divorce is the best way to reduce stress and save time and money. This isn’t always possible. Collaborative Divorce means that both parents sign an agreement to resolve any disputes outside of a courtroom. These agreements are reached through mediation and negotiation,

Contested Divorce – When an agreement can’t be reached regarding issues in a divorce, it can be a very volatile and emotional situation. Adrienne D. Edward understands your rights and will protect them while guiding you through each step of the process with a clear understanding of your options.

Child Abuse – The abuse of children can cause serious psychological and emotional damage throughout a person’s lifetime. Too often, this kind of wrongdoing goes unreported and unpunished. It is important for children to know that they are not alone. These cases can be extremely complex and difficult and require a compassionate and experienced child abuse attorney. If you suspect any form of abuse where your children are involved, please call immediately.

Domestic Violence – Abuse of any kind between family members, spouses or ex-spouses, household members or people in a romantic relationship falls under domestic violence. If you have been abused or falsely accused of abuse, it is important to protect yourself. These issues can become especially complicated during times of divorce or custody.

Mediation – Mediation is a means of ending a marriage amicably. Mediation provides a third party to help facilitate an agreement and is often the best way to decide important issues such as child custody and support, property division and alimony in a way that saves time and money.

Modifications – Situations can arise after divorce that requires either party to modify a standing agreement. These can include job loss, promotion, or other factors that might terminate, change or increase alimony payments, modifications of child support due to the child’s needs or the supporting parents work situations, and any changes due to relocation or other modifications of the current parenting plan.

These is just a brief overview of family law services that we can provide. To speak with an experienced divorce lawyer and family law attorney, call (201) 420-8850 or simply fill out the form to the right.