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Adoption in New Jersey
Adoption is the legal process by which a child becomes a member of a new family. In the state of New Jersey, there are several types of adoptions that can take place, including domestic, international, and foster care adoptions. Domestic adoptions in New Jersey involve the adoption of a child born in the United States. These adoptions can be either open or closed, meaning that the birth parents may or may not have contact with the adoptive family. In open adoptions, the birth parents and adoptive parents may have a relationship and keep in contact through letters, visits, or other forms of communication. In closed adoptions, the birth parents and adoptive parents do not have any contact, and the adoption records are sealed. International adoptions involve the adoption of a child born in another country. These adoptions can be complex, as they involve navigating the laws and regulations of both the child’s country of birth and the United States. In New Jersey, international adoptions are handled by accredited adoption agencies that work with foreign governments and agencies to facilitate the adoption process. Foster care adoptions involve the adoption of a child who is currently in the foster care system. These children have been removed from their birth families due to neglect, abuse, or other reasons and are in need of a permanent family. In New Jersey, foster care adoptions are handled by the Department of Children and Families, and prospective adoptive parents must go through a rigorous screening and training process. To adopt a child in New Jersey, prospective adoptive parents must meet certain qualifications. These qualifications may vary depending on the type of adoption, but generally include being over the age of 21, passing a background check, and completing a home study. The home study is a process that assesses the prospective parents’ fitness to adopt, including their financial stability, living conditions, and general suitability as adoptive parents. Adopting a child can be a long and complicated process that generally requires legal representation. Adult adoptions are usually less complicated than juvenile adoptions, but also have unique issues that must be addressed by counsel. If you have any questions about the adoption process, please feel free to contact us.
We represent clients in New Jersey and New York with any issue related to divorce and family law. Please select any of the links in this section to learn more about our practice.
The breakup of a marriage can be very complicated. Everything in your life is affected, including ... READ MORE
A marriage in New Jersey may be annulled in certain circumstances. Unlike divorce, with an... READ MORE
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Contested Estate Matters
We have represented clients in contested estate cases for many years. In the usual case, siblings ... READ MORE
Sometimes spouses decide to separate without getting divorced. Moving out of the marital home ... READ MORE
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A child has the right to be supported by both parents. Even if one of the parents is absent from the ... READ MORE
Like alimony, the division of marital property, also known as equitable distribution, is an area of ... READ MORE
A prenuptial agreement is entered into before parties get married. The agreement sets forth each ... READ MORE
The parties spent months or years resolving their divorce case or going to trial to have a judge ... READ MORE
Mediation & Arbitration
Mediation and Arbitration fall under the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR for ... READ MORE
How It Works
The break up of a relationship is difficult. Our representation of you is not.
Our initial case consultation is free. We will review your case, and determine how we can help you.
Every family is unique, and every client has different objectives. We will work together, and develop a plan to resolve your case.
Once the plan is developed, we will guide you through the litigation process, focusing on your objectives.
Yes. We have a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.
A divorce case can be concluded in as little as 2 to 3 months or last for years. Typically, most cases resolve within 6 to 9 months.
We accept all forms of payment. The preferred payment method is with an eCheck, debit, or credit card through LawPay available on our website.
No one should enter into a divorce case without understanding how much the case will cost. That being said, it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate of the total cost of your divorce case without knowing more about your specific situation. That is one of the reasons we offer a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.
Yes, but it is not recommended that you attempt to represent yourself in a divorce case. Litigation is complicated, divorce is emotionally charged, and the effects of a divorce case can last for years after the case is concluded. Everyone needs a good attorney on their team.