Bergen County NJ Divorce Law Firm
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Divorce in Bergen County, New Jersey
Bergen County, New Jersey is a county with a diverse population located in northeast New Jersey. With a population of over 953,000 in 2021, Bergen County is the most populous county in New Jersey. It has a number of colleges and universities including Bergen Community College and Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition, Bergen County has a number of attractions including the New Jersey Botanical Garden, also known as Skylands, the Steuben House, a headquarters of General George Washington during the Revolutionary War, and Dey Mansion, an 18th Century home which is now a museum.
With such an extensive population, Bergen County also has its share of family law and divorce cases. All Bergen County divorce cases are heard in the Family Part of the Bergen County Superior Court located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Like any other lawsuit, a divorce case is started by one of the spouses filing a complaint for divorce. After the other party is served with the complaint, the Court schedules a case management conference to ensure that the case proceeds expeditiously through the judicial system. At the conclusion of the case, a final judgment of divorce is entered and marital bond is extinguished.
Bergen County residents are extremely lucky as the judges and court staff in Hackensack are amongst the best in New Jersey. Still, excellent judges and court staff cannot replace an experienced lawyer on your team. We have been representing clients in Bergen County and throughout the New Jersey since 1998. From complex high asset divorce cases with difficult custody issues, to uncontested cases where the parties have resolved most of their issues before retaining counsel, The Law Offices of Joseph M. Rasa, L.L.C. is here to assist you. Feel free to contact us. We can explain your rights and responsibilities in any situation. The first consultation is free, and there is no obligation to do anything after that.
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.
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Contested Estate Matters
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Mediation & Arbitration
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How It Works
The break up of a marriage 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.