Serving the Family Law Needs in Camden County and Southern New Jersey
Each of the lawyers at Davis & Mendelson are parents, as well as lawyers. Our attorneys accordingly understand that family law matters frequently take an emotional toll on children. Consistent with the Children’s Bill of Rights, our goal is to always, whatever the issue may be, protect the best interest of the children involved in a family law matter. Accordingly, we pride ourselves on being “kid-centered”; the judges we appear before and our clients accordingly appreciate how, whatever the issue may be, we always consider the impact upon our client and, just as importantly, our client’s children.
Helping Families With a Wide Range of Family Law Matters
We handle the following Family Law matters:
- Child Custody
- Collaborative Divorce
- Child Support
- Domestic Violence
- Child Abuse
- Equitable Division of Property
- Valuation of Property
- Parent Relocation
- Parents Rights
- Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions
- Adoption & Civil Unions
- Grandparents’ Rights
- The Healthy Way to Divorce in the State of New Jersey
- Healthy Parenting and Divorce
Experienced and Knowledgeable Divorce Lawyers
Our South Jersey law firm, Davis & Mendelson, LLC, assists clients with a wide range of divorce and family law matters. We also use our experience and knowledge in Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties as volunteers on the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel. We volunteer at the Rutgers University-Camden domestic violence pro bono project. Attorney Mendelson is an economic mediator for Burlington County. Attorney Mendelson has also served as a Master, along with judges throughout Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties, with the Thomas S. Forkin American Law Inn of Court.
High Asset Divorces
Our law firm has developed a focus on high-asset divorces. We are able to handle the complex issues that arise during the equitable distribution of property. We work with business valuation specialists, real estate appraisers and other experts to arrive at a just property settlement.
We also work with child psychologists, educational specialists and others who add valuable insight to custody and support determinations. All our experts and specialists are well known to us; we have been working with them for many years as we strive to arrive at fair arrangements for all involved.
Collaborative Divorce Options
We believe that collaborative divorce is less damaging to the divorcing parties and their children than traditional litigation. Collaborative divorce involves the couple and their attorneys working together to identify priorities, interests and goals. While this approach is not for everyone, it can result in a far better outcome for many families. It can also be less expensive than litigation, as the cost of experts and specialists can be shared.
We use whatever approach is best suited to your specific situation and what is best for your children. To learn more about our philosophy of practice in divorce or other family law matters, contact our Voorhees law firm today. Either fill out our form online or call our office directly.
Couples planning a wedding may also wish to consider entering into a prenuptial agreement. Prenuptial agreements are particularly appropriate when either the bride or groom has been married before, has children from a prior relationship and/or has acquired significant assets prior to the marriage. The prenuptial agreement is accordingly a contract between the marrying couple defining their rights in the event of a divorce.
The prenuptial agreement must be entered into prior to the marriage, accurately disclose each parties holdings, and be entered into without fraud, coercion, duress and/or other circumstances which would call into question the voluntariness of the agreement. It is accordingly important for couples who are considering a prenuptial agreement to plan adequately in advance so that they are not reviewing and/or signing the proposed prenuptial agreement at the last minute, without the opportunity to consult with counsel and/or to otherwise investigate the disclosures contained within the prenuptial agreement.
Couples considering prenuptial agreements should accordingly comprise inventories of their respective property holdings, discuss their intentions with one another and retain attorneys to represent them as early as possible. While there is no bright line test as to how much time should pass between the entry of the prenuptial agreement and actual wedding ceremony, the couple should ideally complete the negotiations and sign the prenuptial agreement at or about the same time the couple begins making wedding plans; the comprehensive prenuptial agreement, including all required disclosures, should be reviewed by two attorneys and signed by both parties prior to wedding invitations being sent.
Couples should also recognize that a prenuptial agreement cannot extinguish either party’s obligation to support children born of the marriage; provisions within a prenuptial agreement purporting to limit either party’s obligation to pay child support to children born of the marriage will not be enforced. It is equally important that each party have their own independent attorney review the proposed prenuptial agreement; the enforceability of the prenuptial agreement can be called into question if either party was not afforded sufficient time and opportunity to review the prenuptial agreement and consult with independent counsel.
Contact an Experienced Camden County Family Law Attorney Today!
We help families get through divorce, child custody battles, alimony disputes and more through mediation. Contact us today to learn how we can help you. Fill out the online form or call us directly at 866-560-9512. We are here for you.