Family Law

Family Law Attorney

More than ever before, families in our country are under immense pressure leading to strained relationships. There is strain between spouses, between parents and their children, domestic partners, etc. And that is where family law comes in.

What is Family Law?

Family law is a section of law implemented to regulate family relationships, including parents, guardians, spouses, domestic partners, and wards. Family law can fall into two areas that include:

  • Domestic relations – dealing with a domestic partner and marital relationships
  • Juvenile law – deals with juvenile delinquency, dependency (neglected or abused children, runaways, unruly, and truancy).

Family Law Disputes

They include divorce, violence, child custody, paternity, marital property rights, juvenile issues, and parental rights and responsibilities.

If you have a family issue such as the previously mentioned, get in touch with Zapicchi & Liller attorneys. We are well known and experienced divorce attorneys. Our experience is extensive enough to handle any kind of family disputes as we regularly handle such, in and out of court. Therefore, we can attend to your specific needs in a professional manner.

Do I Need a Family Lawyer?

There are numerous reasons why a party may need to seek a family lawyer and possibly the most popular one is in the event of filing for divorce. Others may include adoption, child custody, protection from abuse, child support, visitation rights, separation, etc.

As professionally trained family counselors, lawyers are obliged by law to give their best shot at trying to resolve marital issues before commencing to dissolve a couple’s union. In our firm, our lawyers have acquired special training in negotiation and counseling besides their law accreditations. This is because most family disputes tend to be quite emotional, which may impede the progress made on the case by the lawyer handling it.

Preparing For Family Court

The following is not absolute legal advice and cannot substitute for the same. Cases differ based on numerous factors, if you get a summons to appear in a family court, seek a professional lawyer from Zapicchi & Liller for competent legal advice.

In case you’re alien to a family court, its facilities, and staff such as the court buildings and the judges, you’re committing injustice to yourself to proceed without a lawyer present.

Consider these two tips to help with your readiness:

  1. You must set aside a considerable amount of time
  2. You must abide by the rules of the court

When it comes to family disputes, good legal advice can greatly help in eliminating the resulting emotional strain. At Zapicchi & Liller, we’re committed towards helping our clients resolve family conflicts by offering solutions that largely promote their concerns by protecting their loved ones emotionally, physically and financially.

We’ve been practicing family law for years and can identify with the intricacies and difficulties that family disputes may present. Give us a call today for a free consultation meeting by dialing (609) 291-9500.

Family Law Attorney

More than ever before, families in our country are under immense pressure leading to strained relationships. There is strain between spouses, between parents and their children, domestic partners, etc. And that is where family law comes in.

What is Family Law?

Family law is a section of law implemented to regulate family relationships, including parents, guardians, spouses, domestic partners, and wards. Family law can fall into two areas that include:

  • Domestic relations – dealing with a domestic partner and marital relationships
  • Juvenile law – deals with juvenile delinquency, dependency (neglected or abused children, runaways, unruly, and truancy).
Clients discussing adoption with our family lawyer near Hamilton Township

Family Law Disputes

They include divorce, violence, child custody, paternity, marital property rights, juvenile issues, and parental rights and responsibilities.

If you have a family issue such as the previously mentioned, get in touch with Zapicchi & Liller attorneys. We are well known and experienced divorce attorneys. Our experience is extensive enough to handle any kind of family disputes as we regularly handle such, in and out of court. Therefore, we can attend to your specific needs in a professional manner.

Do I Need a Family Lawyer?

There are numerous reasons why a party may need to seek a family lawyer and possibly the most popular one is in the event of filing for divorce. Others may include adoption, child custody, protection from abuse, child support, visitation rights, separation, etc.

As professionally trained family counselors, lawyers are obliged by law to give their best shot at trying to resolve marital issues before commencing to dissolve a couple’s union. In our firm, our lawyers have acquired special training in negotiation and counseling besides their law accreditations. This is because most family disputes tend to be quite emotional, which may impede the progress made on the case by the lawyer handling it.

Preparing For Family Court

The following is not absolute legal advice and cannot substitute for the same. Cases differ based on numerous factors, if you get a summons to appear in a family court, seek a professional lawyer from Zapicchi & Liller for competent legal advice.

In case you’re alien to a family court, its facilities, and staff such as the court buildings and the judges, you’re committing injustice to yourself to proceed without a lawyer present.

Consider these two tips to help with your readiness:

  1. You must set aside a considerable amount of time
  2. You must abide by the rules of the court

When it comes to family disputes, good legal advice can greatly help in eliminating the resulting emotional strain. At Zapicchi & Liller, we’re committed towards helping our clients resolve family conflicts by offering solutions that largely promote their concerns by protecting their loved ones emotionally, physically and financially.

We’ve been practicing family law for years and can identify with the intricacies and difficulties that family disputes may present. Give us a call today for a free consultation meeting by dialing (609) 291-9500.

Divorce Lawyers

Divorces are common aspects of life that affect us either directly or otherwise. Although a lot of domestic issues can be resolved within the family unit, in some circumstances, they end up in the court system mostly because of the intricacies they bear. These may include child custody, division of assets, spousal, and child support, among other issues.

Divorce Process

The process initiates with a divorce petition, authored by one of the partners (often known as the petitioner) and then served to the other partner. Next, the petitioner lodges this petition in a state divorce court within the county of residence for one of the partners. The location in which the marriage took place is irrelevant. This document contains crucial details pertaining to the marriage. It mentions the husband, wife and any children while stipulating whether there is any community or separately held property, child custody and many others. Additionally, the petitioner may seek legal counsel to help him/her know divorce rights while authoring it.

Divorce Rights

Foremost, it is essential to understand that the law has granted equal divorce rights for each party in a relationship. This means that your spouse has equal divorce rights as you. The sooner both of you understand this, the easier your divorce process will get. However, these rights differ based upon the state of residency.

You can contact an experienced attorney to help you find out about the divorce rights available in your state. This is because you can’t file for divorce in a different state other than your current state of residence citing that laws are more favorable to you.

Given that divorce rights differ from various states, there are standard rights available in almost every state. These rights include:

Child Custody Rights

There are various custody types defined by law, such as sole custody or joint custody. However, in the event that your former spouse receives sole custody due to pertinent conditions that you failed to meet, you still have divorce rights that allow you to see your kids in the duration granted by the court.

Division of Property

There are two unique ways that govern property distribution. They include equitable distribution law or community law.

Divorce Process

Distribution of Debt in Divorce

All the family debts see division among the two of you. However, some states may distinguish between debts incurred individually by one spouse before marriage from those incurred during the marital union.

Alimony

This is a type of divorce right that the divorced individual is entitled to in such a situation. Again, laws differ from state to state, so get in touch with an attorney to discuss this.

Child Custody

At Zapicchi & Liller, family law is one of our major practice areas and we often deal with many child support and child custody issues, especially during divorce. Children are often the most affected in most divorces since they lose the shelter of the family structure that they have grown accustomed to their entire life. In order to safeguard the future of your child, it is essential to make the right decisions for custody and child support. We can offer you advice and legal representation during custody hearings.

What is Child Custody?

Child custody describes the legal relationship between you and the child. There are different kinds of custody, depending on what the court decides that is best for the child.

  • Physical custody, which means you have the right to live with the child and if the child spends a lot of time with both parents, both parents can share physical custody.
  • Legal custody means you have the right to make decisions about the upbringing of the child, such as which schools he or she attends and which religion to follow, among other rights.
  • Sole custody, if the other parent is unfit or unable to care for the child completely, you can get sole custody of the child where you have both legal and physical custody.
  • Joint custody is the best choice for parents who still want to maintain active involvement in the life of the child. Therefore, you can share both the physical and legal custody of the child.

Child Custody Laws

The best interest of the child is always first when it comes to child custody hearings. Without experience in family law, we can advise you on the right moves to make in order to maintain custody of your child. You need to show the child why you are the fit parent, that you are able to provide for the child, and that the environment you live in is suitable for bringing up a child. In case you get sole custody of the child, we can also help you arrange for the visitation rights of your former partner if you want him or her to be in touch with the child.

Child Support

What is Child Support?

There are costs associated with raising a child that couples often share among themselves when they are together. Splitting up does not change the fact that the child is still the responsibility of both parents, and therefore, both must financially chip in. If you are going to have majority custody of the child, we can get you the child support you need for the child.

Child Support Laws

Parents are required to provide for the needs of the child until they are eighteen years old. The parent who has primary custody of the child receives the child support and has the mandate to spend it as he or she sees fit based on the best interest of the child. The child support amount is as directed by the court and the final amount decided is income-driven.

What is Child Support Supposed to Cover?

When calculating the child support amount, we often consider all the needs of the child, including any special requirements for the child. It is supposed to be for:

  • Basic needs including food, shelter and clothing
  • Medical care (including carrying some form of health insurance)
  • Uninsured medical expenses
  • Educational fees and related costs
  • Childcare such as nannies
  • Transportation and travel
  • Entertainment
  • Extracurricular activities
  • College expenses

Zapicchi & Liller offers expert legal advice, and surrounding areas. We specialize in child custody hearings and we can help you get the child support you need to safeguard your child’s future.

Divorce Lawyers

Divorces are common aspects of life that affect us either directly or otherwise. Although a lot of domestic issues can be resolved within the family unit, in some circumstances, they end up in the court system mostly because of the intricacies they bear. These may include child custody, division of assets, spousal, and child support, among other issues.

Divorce Process

The process initiates with a divorce petition, authored by one of the partners (often known as the petitioner) and then served to the other partner. Next, the petitioner lodges this petition in a state divorce court within the county of residence for one of the partners. The location in which the marriage took place is irrelevant. This document contains crucial details pertaining to the marriage. It mentions the husband, wife and any children while stipulating whether there is any community or separately held property, child custody and many others. Additionally, the petitioner may seek legal counsel to help him/her know divorce rights while authoring it.

Divorce Rights

Foremost, it is essential to understand that the law has granted equal divorce rights for each party in a relationship. This means that your spouse has equal divorce rights as you. The sooner both of you understand this, the easier your divorce process will get. However, these rights differ based upon the state of residency.

You can contact an experienced attorney to help you find out about the divorce rights available in your state. This is because you can’t file for divorce in a different state other than your current state of residence citing that laws are more favorable to you.

Given that divorce rights differ from various states, there are standard rights available in almost every state. These rights include:

Child Custody Rights

There are various custody types defined by law, such as sole custody or joint custody. However, in the event that your former spouse receives sole custody due to pertinent conditions that you failed to meet, you still have divorce rights that allow you to see your kids in the duration granted by the court.

Division of Property

There are two unique ways that govern property distribution. They include equitable distribution law or community law.

Divorce Process

Distribution of Debt in Divorce

All the family debts see division among the two of you. However, some states may distinguish between debts incurred individually by one spouse before marriage from those incurred during the marital union.

Alimony

This is a type of divorce right that the divorced individual is entitled to in such a situation. Again, laws differ from state to state, so get in touch with an attorney to discuss this.

Child Custody

At Zapicchi & Liller, family law is one of our major practice areas and we often deal with many child support and child custody issues, especially during divorce. Children are often the most affected in most divorces since they lose the shelter of the family structure that they have grown accustomed to their entire life. In order to safeguard the future of your child, it is essential to make the right decisions for custody and child support. We can offer you advice and legal representation during custody hearings.

What is Child Custody?

Child custody describes the legal relationship between you and the child. There are different kinds of custody, depending on what the court decides that is best for the child.

  • Physical custody, which means you have the right to live with the child and if the child spends a lot of time with both parents, both parents can share physical custody.
  • Legal custody means you have the right to make decisions about the upbringing of the child, such as which schools he or she attends and which religion to follow, among other rights.
  • Sole custody, if the other parent is unfit or unable to care for the child completely, you can get sole custody of the child where you have both legal and physical custody.
  • Joint custody is the best choice for parents who still want to maintain active involvement in the life of the child. Therefore, you can share both the physical and legal custody of the child.

Child Custody Laws

The best interest of the child is always first when it comes to child custody hearings. Without experience in family law, we can advise you on the right moves to make in order to maintain custody of your child. You need to show the child why you are the fit parent, that you are able to provide for the child, and that the environment you live in is suitable for bringing up a child. In case you get sole custody of the child, we can also help you arrange for the visitation rights of your former partner if you want him or her to be in touch with the child.

Child Support

What is Child Support?

There are costs associated with raising a child that couples often share among themselves when they are together. Splitting up does not change the fact that the child is still the responsibility of both parents, and therefore, both must financially chip in. If you are going to have majority custody of the child, we can get you the child support you need for the child.

Child Support Laws

Parents are required to provide for the needs of the child until they are eighteen years old. The parent who has primary custody of the child receives the child support and has the mandate to spend it as he or she sees fit based on the best interest of the child. The child support amount is as directed by the court and the final amount decided is income-driven.

What is Child Support Supposed to Cover?

When calculating the child support amount, we often consider all the needs of the child, including any special requirements for the child. It is supposed to be for:

  • Basic needs including food, shelter and clothing
  • Medical care (including carrying some form of health insurance)
  • Uninsured medical expenses
  • Educational fees and related costs
  • Childcare such as nannies
  • Transportation and travel
  • Entertainment
  • Extracurricular activities
  • College expenses

Zapicchi & Liller offers expert legal advice, and surrounding areas. We specialize in child custody hearings and we can help you get the child support you need to safeguard your child’s future.

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