For more than 30 years, the New Jersey divorce attorneys at Hartstein & Hartstein have been helping people through the legal and emotional aspects of divorce, providing timely, cost-effective solutions that address the unique needs of our clients.
At Hartstein & Hartstein we will always give you an honest assessment of your situation and your rights under the law, so that we can work together to achieve your goals. We offer clients the options of mediation, negotiation and litigation as methods to resolve issues that arise in New Jersey divorce cases.
Community Property in Divorce
"Community property" generally includes assets acquired during the marriage and excludes assets owned by either partner before the marriage. However, there are some situations in which income or property could be considered separate property even though it was acquired during the marriage. And there are situations in which property, such as a business, could be considered "community property" because of the way it was handled during the marriage.
In other words, the definition of "community property" can be open to interpretation-and open to a lengthy court battle. Complex property division matters are one element of complex divorce cases.
30 Years of Family Law Experience
Even if your divorce is uncontested and you and your former partner are in agreement on many of the important issues, there can still be sticking points where a skilled and experienced divorce attorney can help. Our Bergen County family lawyers will ensure your interests are protected by reviewing proposed agreements, identifying potential problems, and negotiating fair settlement agreements.
If you have questions or need help with any of the issues surrounding divorce, contact our Bergen County divorce lawyers for a free phone consultation. Allow us to help you with:
- Child support, child custody and visitation
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
- Division of marital property and debts
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Located in Englewood, New Jersey the law office of Hartstein & Hartstein represent clients throughout northern New Jersey and New York, including Englewood Cliffs, Upper Saddle River, Passaic, Teaneck, Alpine, Wayne, Fort Lee, Westwood, Cresskill, Closter, Bergenfield, Waldwick, Demarest, Wyckoff, Tenafly, Ridgewood and all of Bergen County.