Divorce is an emotional and painful experience. It represents the death of a relationship and end of a marriage. Every divorce has an psychological and financial component. Every divorce is different, as the facts of every person’s life are different. Because your divorce in New Jersey is personal to you, our representation will focus on the facts and circumstances of your particular case.
Your divorce is a major life transition, and at the Law Offices of Laura M. D’Orsi we recognize that. You and your spouse may have a relatively amicable relationship. If you do, we will try to help you maintain that. You may have already reached an agreement on the division of your assets and want to enter into an agreement to coparent your children. Or you may just want to divide your assets and move on with your separate lives. You may be seeking joint custody or sole custody of your children. You and your spouse may be able to amicably resolve the issues of division of property, alimony, child support and custody and parenting of your children.
On the other hand, you may have a difficult spouse who is abusive and belittling and insisting on obtaining custody of your children. You may be a victim of domestic violence and need to obtain a domestic violence restraining order. Your spouse may be telling you that you will not receive support or marital assets. No two people are exactly alike and no two people experience divorce in the exact same way. You want your divorce lawyer to understand the particular facts of your case and recognize you as an individual. New Jersey divorce attorney Laura M. D’Orsi will take the time to understand you, the facts of your case, what you want and your future goals. Ms. D’Orsi is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a matrimonial law attorney.
At the Law Offices of Laura M. D’Orsi we understand that this may be an uncertain time for you and that you may never have met with an attorney before. The first time we meet is called an initial consultation. This is when you decide if you would like us to represent you. We will discuss the issues of your case, and our responsibilities to you and your responsibilities as a client. We will also attempt to give you an overview of what you can expect from the divorce process.
Guide You Through the Process
During our representation, Monmouth County divorce attorney Laura D’Orsi, will guide you through the divorce process and be there for you every step of the way. If you have children, we will help you in establishing the custodial arrangement and addressing the financial support of your children. In most cases a parenting plan will be established to establish a parenting schedule which will address the week to week parenting and also a holiday and vacation parenting schedule. We will also establish the responsibility for you and your spouse to pay for child support, child care costs, health insurance, medical expenses, extracurricular activities and educational costs on behalf of your children.
Examine Your Case
Divorce attorney Laura D’Orsi will examine your case to determine whether you may be entitled to alimony and/or whether you may be required to pay alimony on behalf of your spouse. We will work with you in determining how long you should receive or pay alimony. We will also review with you your family budget and income to determine what your lifestyle was during your marriage and what assets and liabilities you have acquired. We will work with you in establishing a method to divide the assets, such as the marital home, automobiles, bank accounts, 401K plans, pensions, stock accounts, and businesses, between you and your spouse. We will also address whether any of the assets you acquired were premarital or acquired by gift or inheritance. We will request that your spouse provide information on his/her income and assets acquired during your marriage.
In many cases, we will work with other professionals, including accountants, bankruptcy attorneys, financial advisers, mortgage professionals, pension evaluators, child therapists and other experts who can also assist in your case, if necessary. If you feel that you need some help going through this process, we can refer you to a therapist or coach to help you deal with the stress of these uncertain times.
Attorney Laura D’Orsi also works with couples who have never been married in establishing their responsibilities for their children, and establishing child support, parenting schedules, and responsibility for college costs. We have worked with same-sex couples dissolving civil unions. We also represent clients in post-judgment applications to reduce child support or alimony payments, emancipate children, enforce Court Orders or Judgments of Divorce, and all other matters.
A New Beginning
We understand that this may be the only time you have gone through the emotional experience of a divorce and are sensitive to your needs. We work to minimize the financial and emotional loss that you face at this time of your life and help you work towards a new beginning. Having represented both Husbands and Wives, we are uniquely positioned to counsel either side in a divorce proceeding. Divorce Lawyer Laura D’Orsi is familiar with the Courts in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and Ocean County. She has been a Court appointed divorce mediator by the Courts in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and Ocean County. Ms. D’Orsi is also a Collaborative Divorce Specialist and Divorce Mediator.
Once you are divorced we will work with you to ensure that you receive the assets set forth in your Final Judgment of Divorce. We will ensure that assets are transferred to you, pensions and retirement assets are received by you and that your home is transferred to or out of your name. We understand that your divorce is not complete until you receive everything that you are entitled to under your Final Judgment of Divorce.
We are concerned about you and your future. Laura D’Orsi, Esq. is a Divorce Lawyer with offices located in Red Bank, New Jersey who will work diligently to ensure that you are protected. Ms. D’Orsi is familiar with the court process and will advocate on your behalf. Call 732-741-3121 or contact us to schedule a consultation today