Divorce Lawyers in Voorhees, NJ

]Divorce is never easy, but a good attorney can simplify the legal process and help you towards a better future. The divorce attorneys at Petrelli Previtera specialize in helping families create mutually beneficial divorce agreements through mediation, collaboration, and, when necessary, litigation. We offer creative solutions to disputes involving the division of assets, child custody, child support, and spousal support. While Petrelli Previtera is best-known for our handling of complex and high asset divorce cases, we offer a full range of family law services including divorce, child custody, and support. Contact Petrelli Previtera to learn how we can help you reach your divorce and custody goals.

“When it comes to responsiveness, our firm goes above and beyond for our client. Find out how we balance compassionate and dedicated advocacy with aggressive legal representation.”

Melinda Previtera, Partner at Petrelli Previtera, LLC.

At Petrelli Previtera, our attorneys help clients end their marriages as efficiently and successfully as possible. Every divorce is different, which is why we take the time to understand each client’s individual needs and goals and explore all options for the best resolution possible.

Some couples negotiate a divorce agreement outside of court, while others need to go to trial. No matter your unique situation, our firm can identify the best strategy for a great outcome. We will work with you to solve the complicated issues of child custody, child support, spousal support, and others.

The Initial Consultation

Feel free to schedule a meeting through our online system or by calling the firm. During our first meeting, we will define your goals and consider any potential obstacles in getting exactly what you want in your divorce. We’ll discuss issues such as parental rights, custody, and division of property, and we will give you the best advice on how to protect your assets. If you decide to retain us as your counsel, we can begin the process immediately after the first meeting.

Your Advocate from Start to Finish

Voorhees divorce lawyerEven if you and your spouse have agreed to end the marriage, you may have different ideas about who the children should live with, who gets the car, or who should live in the family home. The assets you and your spouse own could make the marriage dissolution process even more complex. Naturally, you want to ensure an equitable distribution of property, appropriate spousal support, and if you have kids, that child support payments will be fair.

Petrelli Previtera secures our clients’ futures by uncovering hidden assets, making sure that property is fairly distributed, and that all income is disclosed and reflected in child support and spousal support agreements. Our divorce lawyers will stay with you every step of the way. We’ll ensure the process is as easy and expedient as possible. You are ready to start the divorce process, but it is already overwhelming. We can help.

Frequently Asked Questions about Voorhees, NJ Divorce

How Do I Find the Best Divorce Lawyer for Me?

We all know it’s not difficult to find a divorce attorney. What is difficult is finding the best one for your case, aka the “right fit.” Below, we’ve compiled a few tips to help you during this process.

Ask for referrals. One of the best ways to find the right attorney for you is by asking your friends and family. Those with first-hand knowledge of how a divorce attorney operates can help offer insight into how they will handle your case.

Perform a thorough background check. Once you’ve gotten a referral, had an initial consultation, and determined that you’re personally comfortable with a particular candidate, do some online digging. First off, confirm whether the attorney is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association. You may also want to check the attorney’s AVVO rating, website, and LinkedIn profile.

All experience is not the same. Years of resolving marital disputes through mediation is not the same as courtroom experience handling contentious divorce cases. Find an attorney with experience handling divorce cases like yours.

Choose an attorney with passion. You don’t want a divorce attorney that is just doing their job representing you. You need a lawyer that loves their work. Look for an attorney that will carefully listen to your story, show genuine interest, and instantly commit to fighting for your rights.

Look for confidence, not arrogance. There is always an element of the unknown when it comes to the law. In as much as your divorce attorney will want to fight for your best interests, they cannot guarantee a specific outcome. Choose a lawyer that will build a strong case through adequate preparation, not one that fills your mind with promises they can’t guarantee.

Look for someone experienced in the local courts. This aspect of choosing the best divorce attorney is often overlooked, but local connections and relationships go a long way. Settle on an attorney who knows understands the ins and outs of the Camden County Courthouse as well as the courts in Gloucester and Burlington counties.

How long must I live in New Jersey before I can file for divorce in Voorhees?

In order to file for divorce in New Jersey, you or your spouse must have resided in the state for at least one year. The only exception is when adultery is the grounds for the divorce. In this case, either you or your spouse must be a New Jersey resident.

What are the grounds for divorce in New Jersey?

In New Jersey, a spouse must have a reason or “grounds” for requesting a divorce. The most common grounds for divorce in Voorhees is irreconcilable differences. Other grounds for divorce in New Jersey include:

  • Abandonment or desertion lasting 12 months or longer
  • Adultery
  • Deviant sexual behavior
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Habitual drunkenness or voluntary addiction lasting 12 months or longer
  • Incarceration  for eighteen months preceding the request for divorce
  • Institutionalization for a mental illness lasting 24 months or more
  • Separation for eighteen months or longer

Is there a mandatory waiting period before a New Jersey divorce is granted?

Although, some grounds for divorce in New Jersey have a time requirement, there is no mandatory waiting period before a divorce can become final. The Administrative Office of the Courts in New Jersey has mandated that divorces be completed within one year of the filing of the divorce complaint; however, complex divorces may take longer than a year.

Which forms do I need to file for a divorce in NJ?

You must file a “Complaint for Divorce”. There are four different forms. The form you use will depend on your grounds for divorce.  You will also need to complete a “Filing Letter to the Court—Complaint Form” which says you are filing for divorce, a “Certification of Insurance where you list all your insurance coverage, a “Certification of Notification of Complementary Dispute Resolution” confirming that you know about mediation, and a “Confidential Litigant Information Sheet”. If there are any issues involving custody, support, alimony, or the division of debts and assets, you will need to file a “Family Part Case Information Statement”.

The Voorhees, NJ law office is based in Camden County and serves the surrounding counties Burlington County and Gloucester County.

The Voorhees office is located at:

1020 Laurel Oak Road, Suite 203
Voorhees, NJ 08043

To schedule an appointment, call (201) 655-7204 or use our online scheduler.

Nearby Cities: Princeton, Linwood, Parsippany

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