Do you have questions about a family law or divorce matter in Ocean County, New Jersey? If so, our Ocean County divorce lawyers can help. We provide compassionate, trusted, and skilled legal representations for individuals seeking a divorce or separation.
Our lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC, have extensive experience in this area of the law. With more than 20 years of experience, our Ocean County family law attorneys are more than equipped to handle the most complicated divorce cases.
In addition to being a seasoned trial lawyer, our founding attorney Jennifer J. McCaskill is an accomplished and trained family law mediator who serves as a panelist for the Early Settlement Program in Monmouth County. She has received recognition and top ratings for her legal knowledge from Super Lawyers, Avvo, and Rising Stars.
Contact The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Ocean County family law & divorce attorney or call at (732) 747-1882. We are here to provide support, guidance, and legal advice when you need someone in your corner to protect your best interests.
Why Choose the Divorce Lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC, for Help With Your Case in Ocean County, NJ?
When going through a divorce or other family law case, you want a lawyer with experience successfully winning tough cases. You need an Ocean County divorce attorney willing to fiercely represent you in settlement negotiations and at trial. Our lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC are exactly those attorneys.
Our legal team includes top-rated New Jersey family & divorce law attorneys. We provide personalized legal services and tailored solutions to achieve your desired outcome. Our legal team handles all types of divorce cases, including contested, military, high-asset, uncontested, LGBTQA+, and gray divorces.
When you hire The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC to represent you in a divorce action, you can trust us to:
- Intently listen to you as you explain your situation
- Explain New Jersey divorce laws and how those laws impact your case
- Assess your situation and develop a strategy to achieve a divorce settlement that is in your best interest
- Thoroughly investigate the matters related to your divorce
- Work with you to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your children
- Aggressively represent your interests during divorce negotiations, mediations, and court appearances
Are you searching for the best divorce lawyers in Ocean County? If so, look no further than The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC.
Call us today to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced family & divorce law attorney in Ocean County, NJ.
Our Red Bank Divorce Law Firm
The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC
157 Broad St Ste. 111,
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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History of Ocean County, New Jersey
The first residents of Ocean County date back to 11,500 BC when the Paleo-Indians migrated into what is today Ocean County. In 1614, Cornelius Hendrickson was the first European to arrive in the area, claiming the land for Holland. It became part of the New Netherlands.
In 1849, Joel Haywood wrote to the New Jersey State Legislature urging it to create a new county called Ocean. In 1850, Ocean County was separated from Monmouth County to create the state’s 20th county. Ocean County was the second largest county in the area and has been the fastest-growing county in New Jersey since 2020.
Ocean County is about 50 miles from Philadelphia and 25 miles from Atlantic City. The area is a popular vacation spot because it is located along the Jersey Shore.
Popular attractions in Ocean County include:
- Six Flags Great Adventure
- Pine Barrens
- Vintage Automobile Museum of New Jersey
- Ocean County Historical Society Museum
- Seaside Park
- Jenkinson’s Boardwalk
- Seaside Heights
- Jenkinson’s Aquarium
- Robert J. Novins Planetarium
- Tuckerton Seaport Museum
- Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Ocean County is a thriving community from its scenic coast to mainland attractions. There are many close-knit communities, which makes it a popular place to live.
What Is the Typical Process for Obtaining a Divorce in Ocean County, New Jersey?
Each divorce case is different. Your case proceeds through the family court based on the factors relevant to your case. However, the divorce process in each divorce in Ocean County begins by filing a divorce complaint with the court.
You are the plaintiff when filing for divorce. Your spouse will be the defendant. Our Ocean County divorce attorneys prepare and file the complaint and handle serving the complaint on your spouse.
From this point, your divorce case could take one of several paths. If your spouse does not reply to the divorce complaint by the deadline, our lawyers file a motion for a default hearing. The judge bases the final divorce decree on our allegations in the divorce petition and the evidence we present at the hearing.
If your spouse files a response to the divorce complaint, both parties must file a Case Information Sheet, which provides details about each spouse’s financial status. After receiving the CIS forms, we proceed with the following:
- Negotiations to obtain an acceptable divorce settlement to propose to the court.
- If negotiations fail, your case proceeds to the next stage, participation in the Early Settlement Panel Process. The process provides recommendations for resolving disputes. The recommendations are non-binding.
- The next phase is economic mediation if you and your spouse have not reached a settlement. Many spouses reach a settlement at this phase. If not, the case is referred for intensive settlement conferences.
If all settlement attempts fail, your divorce case is scheduled for trial. A family court judge hears the evidence and issues a final divorce decree resolving all divorce issues in dispute. In some cases, the court decides all matters related to the divorce, or the couple might only dispute one or two matters.
Our Ocean County divorce lawyers at The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC, are highly-skilled family law mediators and trial lawyers. We work diligently to resolve your family & divorce law matters through settlement negotiations. However, we are prepared to go to trial if that is in your best interest.
Family Law Cases Our Ocean County Family & Divorce Lawyers Handle in New Jersey
Our Ocean County divorce attorneys have substantial experience in all family law matters. Our primary practice areas include, but are not limited to:
New Jersey refers to divorces as dissolution of marriage. It is the legal process of ending a marriage. All matters relevant to the divorce are included in a final divorce decree, including spousal support, custody, and property division.
You can obtain a no-fault divorce in New Jersey on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. The state also has several fault grounds, including but not limited to adultery, desertion, and addiction.
Child custody issues are decided based on the best interests of the child. Generally, the courts encourage parents to work together to develop a parenting plan that benefits the children and promotes a continuing relationship with both parents. The legal presumption is shared custody, which allows both parents to participate in the decisions impacting their child unless the court finds a parent is unfit to have custody.
Parents have an obligation to provide financial support for their child, even though the parents might not be together or live with the child. New Jersey uses standard child support guidelines to calculate the amount of the child support obligation. Typically, the custodial parent receives the child support payments since the child resides primarily with that parent, even in shared custody arrangements.
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state for property division in a divorce. If a couple cannot agree on how to divide their marital assets, a judge will decide what is fair and equitable. Fair does not always equate to a 50-50 split. Judges may consider numerous factors when deciding how to divide marital assets.
Schedule a Consultation With an Ocean County Family Law & Divorce Attorney
Are you ready to proceed with a divorce in Ocean County, or do you have questions about a family law issue? Call us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Ocean County family law & divorce attorneys. We are here to help you when you need trusted legal counsel.
How To Get to Our Family & Divorce Law Firm From Ocean County
Directions to The Law Office of Jennifer J. McCaskill, LLC from Ocean County:
- Take US-9 in South Toms River from Dover Road and Pinewald Keswick Road
- Take Garden State Parkway to Newman Springs Road/County Road 520 in Middletown Township
- Take Exit 109 from Garden Stake Parkway and continue on Newman Springs Road/County Road 520
- Turn left onto Broad Street and continue straight
Our office is located on the right at 157 Broad St #111, Red Bank, NJ 07701.
Areas We Serve In Ocean County, NJ
Our family law attorneys have experience in family and divorce law and practice in Ocean County, as well as Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and Somerset County. We serve the cities of Red Bank, Fair Haven, Rumson, Sea Bright, Little Silver, Tinton Falls, Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury Township, Eatontown, Oceanport, Monmouth Beach, West Long Branch, Long Branch, Lincroft, Holmdel, and surrounding areas.
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