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Princeton Family Law Attorney

Family Law Attorneys in Princeton, NJ

Family law issues are among the most intense and complex legal matters you can face. These issues strike close to home, involving your most private and fundamental relationships and are commonly fraught with feelings of frustration, fear, and uncertainty. During this period, it can be difficult to make rational decisions. Having an experienced family law attorney to hold your hand and guide you through can make all the difference.

At Petrelli Previtera, LLC, our Princeton family law attorneys can provide clarity to your family chaos. We will work closely with you to find sound, balanced, and effective solutions that serve your short- and long-term goals. We handle each case with compassion, dexterity, and unwavering commitment because we understand the delicate nature of family law disputes. Whatever you are up against, we can get through it together. Contact our law firm today for an initial, confidential consultation.

Our Princeton Office

475 Wall St,
Suite 214
Princeton, NJ 08540

Meeting Location: By Appointment Only

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(609) 917 9560

To ensure a convenient process, we offer flexible meeting times and accessibility. Get in touch with our Princeton office at (609) 917 9560 to kick-start your journey towards a happy, chaos-free future.

How Our Princeton Family Law Attorneys Can Help

Our attorneys work together to provide you with a team approach, which means you will have the benefit of the collaboration of multiple legal minds. However, you will work one-on-one with your assigned attorney throughout all the phases of your family law case. Our firm is founded on approachable, accessible legal representation that is honest, professional, and customized to your needs.

Family law is a far-reaching area of the law, and we cover many components of it, including the following:

Our family lawyers in Princeton provide advice and legal help on all types of adoption proceedings, including open adoptions, closed adoptions, domestic adoptions, and adoption from outside the country.

Child custody in New Jersey is broken into two areas — legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody addresses decision-making concerning major, long-term issues for your children. These issues may include decisions about education, religion, non-emergency medical treatment, and the like. Physical custody, on the other hand, relates to creating a parenting schedule that provides for the children to be with each parent based on your family’s needs and interests.

Our attorneys will help you understand these issues so you can make informed decisions about an appropriate parenting plan.

In order to file for a divorce in New Jersey, at least one of the spouses needs to have been a bona fide or actual resident of the state for a period of one year or longer. The only exception to this rule is when adultery is involved.

Our Princeton family law attorney is here to help you understand the nuances of divorce and walk you through the process each step of the way.

Spousal support or alimony
Alimony is never a guarantee in New Jersey. If you and your spouse have been married for a short duration of time, or you earn relatively the same income, alimony will likely not be awarded. However, some situations make it more likely for one party to receive alimony, such as rehabilitative and limited-duration alimony.

Our attorneys will argue for the alimony payment you need and deserve.

Child support
One of the toughest challenges of a divorce is coming to terms with the financial support the children of such a separation will require going forward. Agreements of this nature must not only meet the needs of the children but must also be fair and equitable to the parents involved.

Our team is here to fight for our clients to help them receive an outcome that is both fair and just.

We are also help client in other areas of family law, including:

Property division
Grandparents’ rights
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Military family law
Order modifications
LGBT family law

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Do I Find the Best Family Law Attorney Near Me?
Be sure to choose an attorney that pays full attention to you and your issue. From the moment you reach out, they should be fully invested in helping you reach the other side of your family tussle.

Beyond that, are they excellent communicators or do they keep their clients in the dark at crucial stages of the process? Are they result focused thinkers and doers or do they get caught up in minutia that is time-consuming and does not advance the case towards resolution? More importantly, can you feel confident, comfortable, and secure with them in your corner? The best way to answer these questions is to check their track-record, accolades, online reviews, and reputation within the local community. If possible, request references as well so you can get first-hand feedback of what it is like to work with the attorney.

How Can the Princeton Family Lawyers Help?
Because we have deep experience in matters family law, we are able to meet your needs in a variety of areas, even those that overlap. One of our top-rated lawyers will advise you on how best to move forward. Whether a collaborative resolution is possible or your family law issue needs to be litigated, count on us to deliver favorable results.

Rest assured that we will not sacrifice the outcome in the case just to settle it faster. We always balance the desire for a fast resolution with the need to help you receive the best possible outcome for you and your kids.

Call Petrelli Previtera, LLC for a Family Law Consultation

If you’re approaching any type of family dispute, disruption, or life change, now is the time to contact our family lawyer in Princeton. Call (609) 917 9560 or schedule a consultation online to discuss your situation with legal professionals at Petrelli Previtera, LLC.

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients have to say about working with us. Please note, results may vary based on individual circumstances.

Melinda Previtera, Esq. came highly recommended to our family. Her knowledge base, professionalism, and compassion paved the way for a successful outcome. Melinda is efficient, detailed, and informative. She helps manage expectations, and postures her client for a fair and equitable result. We are happy to recommend Melinda!

Jennifer A.

My experience was very good. Everyone was professional and attentive to my needs, keeping me updated every step of the way. I couldn’t ask for a better result, highly recommended.

David R.

My marriage life has been a hell for me for the past four years until I decided to put an end to what has to be ended. Choosing a lawyer was another additional stressful part of the long process. I’m so glad that I’ve found the right one for me at Petrelli Previtera. Life isn’t always fair, but at least having her in my corner, felt even better. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough!

Caitlin B.