Family and Matrimonial Representation in New Jersey
Why work with an Elizabeth, NJ divorce attorney?
Clifford E. Lazzaro is an experienced matrimonial lawyer practicing all Family Law and Matrimonial matters in all jurisdictions of the New Jersey Superior Court. The firm concentrates on high net worth cases involving Divorce; Modification Motions to Lower Alimony (Spousal) and/ or Child Support; Pendente Lite Support Applications; Child Custody; Parental Rights; Parental Visitation Rights; Parenting Time; Paternity; Equitable Distribution of Marital Assets; Asset Allocation; Premarital Agreements; Post-Nuptial Agreements; Spousal Abuse; Final Restraining Order Hearings and TRO's; Child Abuse; the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS); and Trials and Appeals. Clifford E. Lazzaro has successfully handled numerous restraining order hearings where victims of domestic violence were granted final orders of restraint. Additionally, Clifford E. Lazzaro has successfully handled numerous cases where Temporary Restraining Orders were dismissed on behalf of litigants falsely charged with domestic violence.
Are you considering divorce? Whether you are planning to divorce, you have already received divorce papers and are now facing court cases regarding alimony or child support, our team can help. We can also assist you with paternity cases and premarital or postnuptial agreements. We have dealt with spousal abuse cases and can also advocate for you in restraining order hearings.
Clifford E. Lazzaro, P.C. offers family law service in Union County. We have over 26 years of legal experience and are very comfortable in the court room. While some attorneys may shy away from going to court in family law matters, we understand that this may be the best way to secure the result you want. We have successfully handled both trials and appeals for our family law clients.
Guidance and Legal Representation in Divorce
Divorce is a life-changing decision, but sometimes it is for the best. If you intend to get a divorce, our team can help. We understand the different legal decisions involved in divorce and we are familiar with the New Jersey laws that regulate this process. We can educate you on your parental rights or help you with the equitable distribution of your marital assets.
We can also help with asset allocation and determining parental visitation or parenting time. We can work in all jurisdictions of the New Jersey Superior Court. Our team isn't afraid to take your case to trial or even to the appeals court if we believe that this is the best tactic to achieve a satisfactory solution in your case.
Helping with Spousal Support Matters
Whether you are seeking support or fighting it, our Union County family lawyer can help you. In New Jersey, the state awards five different types of alimony.
- These include:
- Rehabilitative alimony: The requesting spouse can receive this alimony for a certain period of employment to get him or her through training or education so that he or she can become self-supporting.
- Temporary alimony: Low-earning and unemployed spouses can seek temporary alimony to help them with expenses during the divorce process.
- Reimbursement alimony: Reimbursement alimony compensates a spouse who supported another spouse through advanced education and who was expected to enjoy the fruits of that labor.
- Limited duration alimony: Requesting spouses can seek this alimony while they are trying to become self-supporting.
- Permanent alimony: Sometimes, after a long marriage, a spouse may be able to receive permanent alimony, which will come in fixed monthly payments. Oftentimes, the court will evaluate what sacrifices the requesting spouse made in the marriage.
Child Support Assistance
Our team can also help you if you are seeking child support or if you have been asked to pay child support. Don't hesitate to contact the firm today if you want more information about child support and how we can assist you in achieving your preferences.
Contact our firm today for family law representation! We will even take your case to court if this is necessary in your case!
Matrimonial Case Results
CKH vs CHH Superior Court Chancery Division Family Part Bergen County
Plaintiff's Pendente Lite Relief Motion granted. Defendant ordered to pay $19,500.00 per month as allocated support for Plaintiff and children and counsel fees of $25,000.00 to Clifford E. Lazzaro, Esq. Order in July, 2015
ES vs JS, Superior Court Chancery Division Family Part Atlantic County
Defendant's Application to Eliminate or Reduce Lifetime Alimony Granted after a Two (2) Day Plenary Hearing. Lifetime alimony reduced from $3,500.00 per month to $550.00 per month based upon a significant change in circumstances since entry of the alimony award at the time of the FJD. Order and Decision in August, 2012. Clifford E Lazzaro, Esq. represented the defendant.