Spring Lake is a borough in Monmouth County. It has a small population of approximately 3,000 people in its 1.3 square miles. Spring Lake is along the Eastern shore of Monmouth County with over 1 mile of Atlantic Ocean to its east. Spring Lake is often called the Irish Riviera because of the large Irish-American population in the area. In fact, it has the highest percentage of any other municipality in the United States. Spring Lake developed as a coastal resort for the wealthy society families of New York and Philadelphia in the last 1900s. Spring Lake was ranked as the 24th best place to live in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine. In addition to its beautiful homes, Spring Lake is also known for the Spring Lake 5 road race that kicks off every summer on Memorial Day weekend. The race takes runner all through town and around “Spring Lake.”
How Do I File for Divorce in Spring Lake?
In the state of New Jersey, a divorce is filed as either “no- fault”, or “fault- based”. A no- fault divorce is filed when a couple experiences irreconcilable differences for at least 6 months, or have been living apart for at least 18 consecutive months. On the other hand, a fault- based divorce is filed due to compelling circumstances such as adultery, extreme cruelty, desertion or addiction to narcotics and/ or alcohol. Where you file for your divorce is based on the county in which you and your spouse were residing at the time the cause of action arose for your divorce. Thus, if the cause of action for divorce occurred while you and your spouse were living in Spring Lake, you would be filing at the Monmouth Vicinage.
Spring Lake Child Custody Attorney
New Jersey classifies child custody into two categories: “physical custody”, which refers to where the child resides, and “legal custody”, which pertains to important decisions about the child's welfare, such as medical care, religious upbringing and educational needs. Parents can choose to share custody in a joint custodianship, or have one parent assume primary physical and/or legal custody. A child custody arrangement involves many factors, such as any history of abuse, the parent's employment and financial responsibilities, and the child's individual needs and preferences. A knowledgeable child custody attorney can advise you of your rights, and help you obtain a custody arrangement that is in your child's best interest.
Getting Child Support in Spring Lake
Child support is a form of payment given by a non-custodial parent to a custodial parent in order to help support the children's needs. The amount of child support is determined by the New Jersey Child Support Guidelines, as set by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. Factors for calculating child support payments include the number of children and
the parent's income, among others. You must make a request for child support in your divorce complaint, though there is no need to state a specific dollar amount. Requesting child
support is a complex and stressful procedure, especially if both spouses cannot agree on the terms. You may also be faced with other legal issues such as establishing paternity or locating an uncooperative non- custodial parent. It can be difficult to know how to proceed with such actions, and the extent of your legal rights in pursuing a child support claim. Hiring an experienced child custody lawyer is the only way to ensure that you get the financial assistance needed to provide for your child.
Speak With A Spring Lake Divorce Attorney
If you are in need of a divorce attorney who can protect your rights and help you resolve the dissolution of your marriage, consider Villani & DeLuca. Partner Vincent C. DeLuca, Esq. has extensive experience in family law issues such as Child Custody and Parenting Time, Child/ Spousal Support and Support Modification. Mr. DeLuca has also been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. He is qualified to assist you with every step of your divorce, including post- divorce modifications for alimony and child support.