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Divorce

Guiding You Through the New Jersey Divorce Process

Our Family Law Department understands and appreciates that every issue is significant to our clients.  While the divorce process in New Jersey can take anywhere from a few months to a few years, depending on the level of conflict, at Gebhardt & Kiefer, our goal is to guide you through the process with your emotions and your finances intact so you can move on with your life.   Our goal is to proceed in a straightforward, thoughtful and efficient manner toward a resolution whether that be through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or trial. 

Our divorce attorneys are capable of handling all aspects of family law, including, but not limited to sophisticated and complex financial, significant net worth matters, business valuations, custody proceedings, relocation, cohabitation, domestic violence and abuse matters, grandparent visitation, negotiation and drafting of prenuptial agreements, mediation, arbitration, and post judgment matters including appeals, modification, changes in parenting time or enforcement.

Our Family Law Department attorneys are well known in their field and serve in leadership positions locally as well as in the State Bar Association.  Our members are influential in their profession and have served as speakers, authors, mediators, Early Settlement Panelists and are Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as Matrimonial Law Attorneys. 

The goal of any divorce is to reach a fair resolution of all of the issues between the parties, such as:

  • Achieving an equitable division of marital property. Equitable does not necessarily mean equal.  Our divorce lawyers have successfully obtained a greater than 50 percent share of marital assets for our client based on the facts of the case.
  • Determining whether or not alimony should be awarded to one of the parties. In New Jersey, alimony may be awarded based on factors such as the length of the marriage, the difference in earnings, the amount of separate property each has, and the lifestyle enjoyed during the marriage.
  • Negotiating a parenting plan that is the best interests of the children.  Custody is gender neutral and determined based upon the best interests of your child. Our lawyers have successfully obtained primary custody and expanded visitation rights for our clients.
  • Determining child support.  In New Jersey, child support is determined by computer generated guidelines that consider the incomes of both parents and the number of children supported.

While most divorces are settled by negotiation or mediation, our lawyers are willing and able to take your case to trial, if necessary, to protect your property and your relationships.  Our matrimonial law attorneys have a vast amount of experience in all facets of family law, including complex matters involving other practice areas such as tax, real estate, or estate planning.  Our clients also benefit from Gebhardt & Kiefer being one of the largest firms in Hunterdon County.  We have numerous attorneys who have significant experience in all areas of the law.

Learn more about divorce:

The New Jersey Divorce Process

New Jersey's Children's Bill of Rights

Download our Divorce Guide containing useful articles and resources designed to help you and your family through the divorce process.  It is our hope that these resources help you and your family move forward with confidence.

Contact Our Attorneys

For more information or to set up a divorce consultation with a lawyer at Gebhardt & Kiefer, P.C., call 908-735-5161, or fill out the contact form on this site. With offices in Clinton Township (Annandale) and Bridgewater, our firm serves clients throughout central and northwestern New Jersey.

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*During the complimentary 15-minute phone consultation, information provided by our attorneys and answers to questions are intended to be general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice.  The phone consultation does not constitute an attorney-client relationship, and confidential information should not be shared until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.