In a time of significant personal change, you must navigate a complex legal system. The process can be emotionally and financially exhausting, but it is vital to find the right lawyer for you. We offer experienced, compassionate family law representation. We represent clients in divorce proceedings, child custody disputes, spousal support, adoptions, domestic violence and paternity suits.
A divorce can be a complicated and lengthy process, but our attorneys are committed to helping our clients move forward with their lives in the least amount of pain and disruption as possible. We help couples divide their assets, reach agreements on child custody and visitation rights, and establish financial support. We also guide our clients through a variety of dispute resolution processes, such as mediation and arbitration, to help them settle their cases without going to trial.
When spouses can agree on all terms of their divorce – such as property division and custody – they have what is known as an uncontested divorce. These tend to be less expensive and can be finalized much more quickly than contested divorces.
Regardless of how well you and your spouse see eye to eye, it is crucial to have the right attorney representing you. Whether your case is contested or uncontested, a seasoned divorce lawyer can make all the difference in ensuring that your rights are protected and that your settlement agreement is fair and equitable.
Jeralyn Lawrence, a partner at DePanfilis & Vallerie, manages the firm’s matrimonial law division. She has been a family law attorney since 1997 and understands the sensitive nature of divorce and other domestic disputes. She works with her client’s unique needs and goals to find the best possible outcome for their case.
She is a certified matrimonial lawyer, a trained divorce mediator and arbitrator and has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers – New Jersey Chapter.
When children are involved, a divorce is one of the most difficult and emotional processes. Our attorneys will fight to ensure that your children’s best interests are served. We are available to answer all your questions and guide you through the process of a child custody or parenting plan hearing. We can also assist you with modifying any existing court orders related to custody or support, such as if you have lost your job and are unable to meet your current obligations or if circumstances in the life of your children change. Scheidungsanwalt Hattingen