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Experienced Guidance For Your Divorce

Life is unpredictable. People change, circumstances change and relationships change. When the time comes to end a marriage, it is crucial to have an experienced family law attorney looking out for your legal interests, your financial interests and the best interest of your children.

We Have The Answers To Your Questions

Worries about money, your children and making sure you are treated fairly are foremost in your mind. You probably have a lot of questions, including, “What is going to happen to me?”

At Newsome O'Donnell, LLC, our we are ready to answer these questions. We will sit down with you to understand your circumstances, your concerns and your goals. From there, we will work diligently to help you achieve your goals and gain the post-divorce life you are striving for.

Our lawyers have extensive experience handling all aspects of divorce in New Jersey, including:

  • Child custody disputes, child support
  • Visitation and parenting rights for noncustodial parent
  • Property valuation and equitable distribution
  • Uncovering hidden assets
  • Alimony, spousal support
  • Equitable division of investments, pensions and retirement assets

What Are Grounds For Divorce In New Jersey?

Either party can request a divorce on grounds of “irreconcilable differences” or after 18 months’ continuous separation, which are no-fault grounds. Either party is free to seek a divorce on traditional “fault” grounds as well, which include:

  • Adultery
  • Desertion
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Deviant sexual conduct
  • Substance addiction
  • Institutionalization
  • Imprisonment

Mediation: An Effective Alternative To Costly Divorce Litigation

We are prepared to negotiate with your spouse and his or her attorney or work with them through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. If you and your spouse simply cannot agree on how to resolve your differences, our team is made up of experienced trial lawyers and they will be fully prepared to take your case before a judge.

Our firm’s managing partners, Lynn Newsome and Ed O’Donnell, are both certified matrimonial attorneys as well as court-approved mediators. Ed is certified as a family law arbitrator by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, an approved American Bar Association organization. They are available for mediation or arbitration sessions, where they act as the neutral party, helping you and your spouse negotiate a separation agreement. They represent you as your attorney in mediation or arbitration. They also are available to mediate or arbitrate a matter when independently retained as a neutral mediator or arbitrator.

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Call 800-465-0163 to schedule an appointment. From our Morristown office we represent clients in Morris County and the entire state of New Jersey.