Passaic, New Jersey Divorce Attorney

The Township of Passaic is located within Passaic County, New Jersey. It is the 15th largest municipality in New Jersey gaining more than 1,920 residents in one year. The population has 33,432 (49.9%) males and 33,588 (50.1%) is female. The median resident age is 28-29 and in 2009 the average household income was $29,218. From 2000 to 2009 the average house value jumped from $156,000 to $362,500. Currently, there are approximately 69,781 people, composed of 19,411 households and 14,597 families, all residing in Passaic.

Passaic is primarily made up of Hispanics and Latinos (70%) with Whites and Blacks accounting for less than 25%. In recent years, there has been an increase of Eastern Europeans dominating the region. As a result, there is growing diversity in Passaic with an increase in a variety of ancestries and religions, such as Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, as well as Ashkenazi Jews among others. With the St Nikola Macedonian Orthodox Church located nearby in Totowa, NJ, there is also a growing presence of Macedonians and the numerous other Slavic groups, too. Southwest Passaic, also known as Passaic Park, is a residential and institutional center of Orthodox Judaism; it is home to over 1,300 families and multiple yeshivas, schools and other related institutions. Passaic Park is also well known for its beautiful Victorian and Tudor style homes. Other parts of the populace include a notably large amount of Eastern Europeans with many Russian Orthodox churches seen throughout the city of Passaic. In between these two dominating cultures are the many Latinos, making for an interesting array of cultural centers, shops and restaurants. 38% of the Passaic population has never married, 44% are now married, 4.4% are separated, 5.8% are widowed, and 7% are divorced.

In the state of New Jersey, a 1996 study shows that 80% of those individuals divorced will remarry within the 1st three years and 75% of these marriages will dissolve within three years. Divorce will often involve many complicated issues and it is a life-altering decision. However, if you are a person seeking divorce please do not feel hopeless. With help from a New Jersey Family Law attorney you can begin to understand the steps involved when dissolving a marriage. The process of divorce can vary based on the circumstances of the individual, such as whether or not there are children or assets, including but not limited to: property, business, and investments. For this reason it is important that you seek the guidance a New Jersey Family Law Attorney to handle your divorce matter.

It is important to remember that no marriage is problem-free, but sometimes it is necessary to take action in order to live a happier, healthier life. Reasons for divorce are vast and many. Common causes include, but are not limited to: differences in priorities and expectations; addiction, such as drug use or alcoholism; child-rearing issues (such as religious or educational conflicts); religious and cultural strains (differences in beliefs); sexual incompatibility; martial financial issues; physical, psychological or emotional abuse; communication breakdown (no longer being able to communicate in a respectful, productive manner); and infidelity. If your spouse cheats, regardless if the affair took place only once or multiple times, and you feel that a divorce is necessary then we can help you determine the best way to proceed. The reason for your reason for divorce is of your own – no one else can make the decision for you. However, seeking out professional advice from a New Jersey Family Law Attorney can help by explaining what your available options are and what the process will involve.

During a divorce, many discrepancies will arise between who owns what assets and chattels (furniture, cars). Another often highly disputed issue during the divorce proceedings will be spousal support, otherwise known as alimony. Alimony is the term used for financial support provided by an ex-spouse which you may be eligible to apply. In other words, if you have become accustomed to a certain lifestyle, and are worried that separating from your spouse will change your standard of living, you can seek a court-ordered ‘maintenance’ fee that will allocate you a specified monthly amount of money enabling you to go about your daily routine as normal. Alimony is either discussed after a legal separation, or during your divorce proceedings. It is up to the court to decide the amount to award you in alimony by factoring in many different issues and facts, influencing the court’s decision. Some circumstances can include permanent or short-term alimony, or reimbursement and rehabilitative alimony. Your New Jersey Divorce Attorney will discuss with you about what particular options may apply to your family law matter. Although highly contested by parties, disputed issues such as alimony can be negotiated successfully such as when an appropriate amount of alimony can be agreed upon by both parties, i.e. you and your spouse. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached then the court will take matters into their own hands, carefully determining their decision and what the proper amount is to be awarded based on the relevant facts.

If you are experiencing difficulty and troubles in your marriage and are in need of the assistance of a New Jersey Divorce Attorney please do not hesitate to call our office to schedule a consultation. Passaic, New Jersey resident are approximately 10 minutes from our office located at 777 Terrace Avenue, Suite 303, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey. Most residents of Passaic can take the local route. You can reach our offices by taking Passaic Avenue then Wall Street and continuing onto Passaic Street remaining straight onto Memorial Drive. You will turn right onto Union Street, staying straight again going toward Williams Avenue and then finally turning left onto Terrace Avenue. Our office will be on your left hand side.