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BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY DIVORCE LAWYERS PROVIDING CRUCIAL COUNSEL DURING CRITICAL TIMES.



Going through a divorce is an emotionally taxing time. Our Bergen County, New Jersey divorce lawyers are here to make sure you don’t have to do it alone. Our process is simple: we listen. And then we work with you to find a solution that fits.

Every divorce case is unique. From the extremely complex to the emotionally charged, we can help with it all. And it is never a one size fits all solution. If you’re contemplating a divorce, were served with papers, or you’re somewhere in between, let’s talk. We can help you.

Take Some of The Stress Out

Our divorce lawyers are here to help you move on from a divorce and get on with your life by representing and advocating for you every step of the way.

Save Time and Money

Divorces become easier and more affordable when spouses negotiate and settle financial matters, division of assets, custody, and alimony. We’ll help you navigate the process and make sure your rights are protected.

Appeal When Necessary

If you believe a legal error has occurred during your divorce proceedings, our divorce lawyers can help you identify your options, as well as a path forward.

FOR HIGH-NET-WORTH DIVORCES, MONEY MATTERS

For high-net-worth divorces, it’s critical to have a skilled divorce lawyer’s advice. With millions of dollars, businesses, and investments at stake, you and your spouse both have a lot on the line. And we’ll make sure your interests are protected.

IF YOU’RE GOING THROUGH A HIGH-NET-WORTH DIVORCE, YOU FACE UNIQUE CHALLENGES

The financial issues in a divorce are often difficult to analyze. Our Bergen County, New Jersey-based divorce lawyers have experience with helping high-net-worth clients understand their estate and how to best protect it while navigating the divorce process. Some financial issues in a high-net-worth divorce include:

  • High-value personal property: including artwork, collections, cars, boats, furniture, and jewelry
  • Real estate assets: including residences, vacation properties, rental properties, and commercial real estate
  • Retirement assets including: 401(k) accounts, traditional and Roth IRAs, profit-sharing plans, and stock options
  • Privately-held business interests
  • Securities and other passive non-retirement investments
  • Determine what property, if any, is exempt from equitable distribution
  • Navigate prenuptial agreements
  • Structure spousal support
  • Distribute high-value marital property asset

EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN “EQUAL”

Dividing assets is difficult, even if you and your spouse set aside differences. There are several reasons either you or your spouse might be entitled to more than half. And that’s why good legal representation is so important.

We help clients protect their interests—both inside and outside of court. It often takes negotiation, some give and take, and a legal partner that knows your rights and has your back.

seeking the spousal support you deserve

Alimony is a highly contested and often difficult issue. The amount of money paid or received often can depend on a number of factors in the New Jersey alimony statute. The good news: we’re located in Westwood, Bergen County, New Jersey, and we're well-versed in all of them. They include, but aren’t limited to:

  • The actual need and ability of the parties to pay
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The ages and physical and emotional health of the parties
  • The standard of living established in the marriage
  • The likelihood that each party can maintain a reasonably comparable standard of living
  • Earning capacities, educational levels, vocational skills, and employability of the parties
  • The equitable distribution of property and any payouts on equitable distribution

We understand that legal matters can seem daunting. That’s why we’re here to help. To learn more, ask questions and seek advice about divorce law from a Bergen County, New Jersey lawyer, give a Burke Williams, LLC a call at (201) 497-8700. We’d love to talk.

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