Divorce is a difficult process for any family to go through. Even you are the one who requested and filed for the divorce, chances are it is not what you wanted, because why would you have gotten married to begin with? Couples do not get divorced because it is something they have always wanted to do, it is always a tragic ending to a once beautiful relationship. No matter how “friendly” or vengeful your divorce is, there are a host of legal proceedings and paperwork to complete in addition to the emotional, financial, and familial changes you are attempting to cope with. Protect you, protect your assets, and protect your family — hire a knowledgeable divorce attorney to help you through the process.

Divorce Attorney in Morris County

Bart W. Lombardo Attorney at Law is a New Jersey local and has practiced family law, specializing in divorce for over 20 years. He is committed to using his experience to provide you with exceptional legal support during your divorce. Here are some of the divorce legal services offered at the Lombardo Law Firm.

Divorce Methods

In New Jersey, there are a few methods that can be used for divorce proceedings including divorce litigation, collaborative law, mediation, and binding arbitration. Each method has its own process and requires different things. Navigating which option is best for you and your spouse is not always as clear as it should be. The experienced legal team of Lombardo Law Office will be more than happy to explain each process to you and work through whichever option is best for you and your family situation.
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Equitable Distribution

According to New Jersey state law, all assets acquired during a marriage must be accounted for and divided between the divorcing parties. Unfortunately, that isn’t as easy as splitting everything down the middle, and depending on the length of the marriage and the assets acquired, the process of equitable distribution can get very messy! Assets will include property, money and debt, personal earnings, children, businesses, pets, and belongings. Even when you and your spouse agree on who gets what, it is always best practice to have a third party who is not emotionally involved to be involved in the distribution decision process. Bart W. Lombardo Attorney at Law can help ease the process for all parties.

Child Custody

Whenever children are involved in a divorce, custody will have to be a legal point of contention. The court’s best interest will be for the child, taking into account the wishes of the parents and the children. Safety and wellbeing are the guiding factors in all custody cases. Child custody is a sensitive, emotionally-charged issue, one that is best ventured with an experienced family law attorney. At Lombardo Law Offices, we take the safety of children and the integrity of family very serious and will fight for the best outcome for your children.

Alimony and Child Support

Alimony, also called spousal support, and child support are usually a heavy point of contention during a divorce. New Jersey state law makes child support fairly easy to calculate once custody is determined, but it is rarely acceptable to either party. Alimony, on the other hand, is not based on a standardized formula and is left up to court discretion. To help navigate these difficult topics, make sure that you have an experienced divorce attorney to help defend your case. Bart W. Lombardo is well versed in all things divorce and can help negotiate the best outcome for you and your family.


Domestic Violence

Bart W. Lombardo Attorney at Law is committed to the safety of all families and use the full extent of the New Jersey Domestic Violence Prevention Act to provide the most aggressive legal protection for victims of abuse and those who are falsely accused. The safety of families is of top priority and all measures will be exercised to ensure that those who are victims of physical, sexual, or child abuse are protected and advocated for during divorce proceedings.