Paone Zaleski & Murphy has over 30 years of experience guiding families through the difficult legal matters that they face during or after a divorce. Family law matters can include a wide range of legal topics, including child support, child visitation, child custody, relocation, and protection from domestic violence. We understand that family law matters require strong and compassionate legal representation. With offices conveniently located in Red Bank and Woodbridge, our firm serves clients from Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and the whole New Jersey area. For a consultation with our Monmouth County family law attorneys, contact Paone Zaleski & Murphy today.
Our family law attorneys proudly handle a wide range of family law matters on behalf of our clients, including the following:
Any good parent sees their child as their number one priority. Unfortunately, when parents get divorced, some sort of custody order must be reached. In some cases, parents may split custody 50/50, but typically, this does not happen. If you can’t agree on a custody agreement, it is paramount that you have a seasoned family law attorney in your corner who can effectively fight for the best interests of your family.
If you’re the custodial parent, meaning you have primary custody of your child, you will likely qualify for regular child support payments. This is because New Jersey courts believe that each parent should contribute to raising the child equally, and if one parent does not have physical custody of the child, they will still have to contribute to the child’s upbringing financially via child support. If you are seeking child support, our legal team is here to help.
If you are a parent who was not initially granted custody of your child, you may still have visitation rights. Visitation can either be supervised or unsupervised, and the point is to help ensure you can still remain an active part of your child’s life.
If you share child custody and are looking to move out of state with your child, as long as you don’t have sole legal custody, you will likely have to get either permission from your ex or the courts to do so. Often, in move-away cases, the non-custodial parent will oppose the move, as it will typically warrant a modification to the initial custody agreement and make it more challenging for them to have a strong relationship with their child. Whether you’re looking to move away or you oppose the move, you should strongly consider retaining a competent family law attorney who can help ensure you and your child’s rights are protected.
When someone is made a victim of domestic violence, they may feel like they don’t have options or as though there unsure of where to turn. Domestic violence can come in many forms, and it can be extremely difficult to navigate. However, you should understand that both New Jersey law and our firm are here to protect you and your family. We are here to help get you to safety and seek justice through the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1991.
It’s no surprise that life changes after a divorce, as a divorce inherently means a change in your family dynamic. That said, if you would like to modify your initial divorce agreement (such as by making a change to child custody, child support, or otherwise) you may qualify for a post-divorce modification. Additionally, if your ex fails to comply with the terms set out in your original divorce agreement, you should strongly consider speaking with our firm, as we may be able to get the court to enforce your original divorce agreement.
The bottom line is that regardless of the family law matter you’re facing, you shouldn’t proceed without competent and compassionate legal guidance in your corner. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place. Contact the Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy today to schedule your initial consultation with our seasoned Monmouth County family law attorneys.