Lakewood Township is one the largest towns in Ocean County. It boasts a population of almost 93,000. It is home to one of the nation's largest hubs of Orthodox Judaism and is also home to one of the largest yeshivas in the world, Beth Medrash Govoha. This Orthodox population makes up more than half of Lakewood's population. In addition, Lakewood is home to the Lakewood Blue Claws, a minor league affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. Downtown Lakewood boasts one the true downtown districts in the shore area. It includes landmark cultural center at the Strand, Eagle Ridge Golf Course, many restaurants and shopping. Lakewood is also home to a large retirement population at Leisure Village. Lastly, portions of Lakewood are located within an Urban Enterprise Zone allowing shoppers to take advantage of a reduced 3.5% sales tax.
Getting a Jewish Divorce – "A Get"
If you are contemplating getting a divorce and you reside in Lakewood, chances are you may require a Get. This is a legal release by a Jewish husband “freeing” his wife from their union. A get is a written document that been written by a sofer in the presence of a Beit Din, a Jewish court of law. Even though women can initiate a get, under Jewish law, only the husband can grant the get. Absent receiving a get, a woman is not allowed to be released from her marriage and unable, in religious circles, to remarry or have legitimate children. Although many Jewish people contemplating a divorce focus on the get, it is important to remember a civil divorce, according to the law of New Jersey, must be obtained as well. The attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C., have 4 attorneys specializing in the area of family law. They are located in Ocean County and are intimately familiar with all aspects of family law, including the emotional toll obtaining a get can cause. If you are contemplating a divorce and you live in Lakewood, let the attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. help you navigate not only the civil aspect of your divorce, but the religious component as well.
Elders and Divorce in Lakewood
Many people, although older, divorce later in life. Older couples face unique issues that can play a factor in divorce, including health concerns, retirement asset concerns and a general loss of youth fear. A major issue in an elder divorce is the division of retirement plans. This requires careful attention in the preparation of paperwork for your divorce. Often times a separate court order called a Qualified Domestic Relations Order “QDRO” is required to cover the division of retirement benefits. The attorneys are Villani & DeLuca, P.C. are well versed in all aspects of retirement and divorce including, but not limited to, retirement distribution and avoiding tax penalties; survivor benefits, social security benefits post-divorce, and 401K loans and repayment.
Lakewood Divorce Attorneys – Villani & DeLuca, P.C.
If you are contemplating a divorce and live in Lakewood, let the attorneys at Villani & DeLuca, P.C. help you navigate your way through the process. With over 60 years of aggregate experience, the 4 dedicated matrimonial attorneys at the firm can assist and advise you on all aspects of your divorce whether you are religious and seeking an additional get or are retired and getting divorced later in life.