Family law attorneys in New Jersey represent men and women who need help resolving disputes in their personal relationships. Family law revolves around marriage, cohabitation, and the parent-child relationship.
What does a family law attorney do? Family law attorneys in New Jersey frequently deal with divorce cases, child custody cases or child support calculations, paternity actions and adoption.
In high income or high net worth cases the divorce attorney will deal with more complicated issues of the equitable division of property and retirement assets.
Many of the best family law attorneys in New Jersey charge for an initial consultation, have an hourly rate for attorney fees, and require a retainer to begin representation.
NBLSC Certification in Family Law Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the ABA to certify attorneys as specialists in family law trial advocacy.
Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney - In 1980, the Supreme Court of New Jersey established the Board on Attorney Certification. The purpose of the attorney certification program was to help the public find an attorney who had a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law such as matrimonial law.
To earn the designation as "Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney" the attorney must demonstrate a sufficient levels of experience, meet continuing legal education (CLE) requirements, show a sufficient level of knowledge and skill in Matrimonial Law, show completion of certain task requirements, pass a rigorous examination, and submit to peer review by other attorneys and judges to confirm the attorneys skills and reputation in Matrimonial Law.
The regulations adopted by the New Jersey Board on Attorney Certification define the term "Matrimonial law" as the "practice of law dealing with all aspects of antenuptial and domestic relationships, divorce, annulments, alimony, child support, separate maintenance, child custody matters, equitable distribution, domestic violence, paternity and post-judgment matters."