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The Family Law Offices Of Megan S. Murray

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Divorce & Separation

Separation and divorce are life-altering events. Our family law attorneys can help guide you through the process.

Family Law

From child support and custody to protection from domestic violence, our family law attorneys can assist with a wide range of matrimonial law matters.

Practice Areas

Separation & Divorce

Separation & Divorce

Individuals dealing with divorce or facing other family law matters must navigate a complex legal landscape, often while weathering an emotionally difficult time. Our firm’s commitment to excellence empowers clients with knowledge and confidence, making the challenging process less difficult.

Equitable Distribution

Equitable Distribution

Our firm has extensive experience and expertise in the area of equitable distribution and regularly handles cases involving high net worth and complex business assets and financial vehicles. We provide thorough and insightful counsel regarding the equitable distribution of marital property.

Alimony

Alimony

Having an experienced family law attorney is critical to navigating complex alimony case laws and statutes. Our firm has extensive experience handling complex alimony issues and will work to ensure clients achieve the most favorable resolution for their case.

Child Support

Child Support

Determining appropriate child support can be a complex topic in which the unique details of a particular case form the basis for the determined amount. The Law Offices of Megan S. Murray maintains an expert knowledge of the multi-faceted issues on which child support is determined.

Child Custody

Child Custody

Parties involved in custody disputes must protect their rights and look to achieve a healthy, sustainable outcome so that the best interests of the child are realized. The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray provides experienced, dedicated legal representation to protect your parental rights and the best interests of your child.

Schedule A Consultation

Schedule A Consultation

With offices located in Hazlet, New Jersey, the Law Family Offices of Megan S. Murray serves clients in Monmouth, Middlesex, Ocean and Union Counties, as well as the greater New Jersey area. Contact us today to learn more about how our firm provides the highest quality legal representation in divorce and family law matters.

Distinguished New Jersey Divorce Attorney

Our firm has extensive experience and expertise in assisting New Jersey residents with divorce and family law matters. We help clients in Monmouth County, Middlesex County, Ocean County and all New Jersey counties and townships.  We are deeply committed to helping our clients achieve the best result for their unique situation. We take pride in helping clients successfully navigate one of the most stressful times of their lives through our professional legal guidance and experience.

Award-Winning Legal Expertise

The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray is proud to have a distinguished list of awards associated with our team. Our expertise in family law has been consistently recognized by industry leaders and associations, and we are happy to be able to put it to work for you.

How Does Divorce in New Jersey Work?

The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray prides itself on providing expert counsel and dedicated service and support to its clients. The firm’s commitment to excellence empowers clients with knowledge and confidence, making the challenging process less difficult. Our team prepares clients for each step of their divorce case or family law matter, making sure to represent their needs and interests based on the unique facts of each case.

Grounds For Divorce
To officially start the divorce process, the plaintiff must file the Complaint for Divorce. New Jersey is a no-fault divorce state, which enables the parties to file for divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences or a separation of at least 18 months. Despite the no-fault options that are most commonly used today, a party still has the option to file for divorce under grounds of fault. These include:

Desertion
Addiction
Adultery
Extreme cruelty
Deviant sexual conduct
Incarceration
Institutionalization for mental illness

Case Management Conference

Once the divorce papers have been served, the court will begin to address the issues relevant to the case. The Case Management Conference allows the judge to review the issues of your case and assess the practicality of expediting the process. During the conference, the following will be addressed:

Contested issues in the divorce;
Pre-trial discovery process
An Early Settlement Panel date;
Selection of expert witnesses;
Determination of whether custody and parenting time are disputed.

Early Settlement Panel
If the parties are unable to resolve their matter, the court will refer the case to an Early Settlement Panel. The Panel usually consists of a team of attorneys who will make recommendations to resolve the contested issues. If the parties do not accept the recommendations of the panel, the couple can still try to settle their matter through mediation. Ultimately, if the parties are unable to settle their matter, they will be required to litigate their outstanding contested issues.
Final Judgement Of Divorce
In order to complete the divorce, the Final Judgment of Divorce must be executed by the court, regardless of whether the matter has been litigated to conclusion or whether the parties have reached a settlement. If the matter was litigated, both parties have the right to appeal.
A New Beginning
With the help of the The Family Law Offices Of Megan S. Murray you will embark on a great new beginning. The partnership with our firm lays the groundwork for a new path and independent life ahead.

About Megan S. Murray

Megan S. Murray is the founder of The Family Law Offices of Megan S. Murray. Megan founded her practice with a singular goal in mind: to provide quality, hands-on services to her clients. Megan has earned a reputation among her peers, colleagues and clients as a zealous advocate of the highest integrity, who achieves the best results for her clients through an intimate knowledge of the unique facts of each case and extensive knowledge of the law.

Testimonials

“It is a matter of trust. Over the course of working with Megan, it has become clear to me that there is no one I would rather have on my side of the negotiation. She has always listened to what was important to me, and if what was important to me was not realistic, she was honest and forthright about how the situation may play out and provided realistic alternatives. She is well prepared and well spoken during mediations and court appearances. She is an A++.”

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