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Divorce and Family Law

Divorce Can Be Hard

Getting a divorce is stressful and choosing a divorce lawyer can only add to that. After all, your divorce attorney is the person you'll be relying on and trusting to help you make important decisions about your future - and possibly those of your children, as well.

How to Find Who You Need

You should first educate yourself on New Jersey divorce laws by using the web. Then look for someone who's up to date on the law, because it changes, like marital rights for same sex couples and limits on the length of alimony. You can do that by reading Mike Farhi's blogs on this website. Then, think about the type of attorney you want. Someone who is aggressive and will fight for you, or who will simply put paperwork through?

Michael Farhi represented me in my post-divorce proceedings. He's a very experienced attorney and truly understands disputes concerning child custody and the extensive list of other matters relating to divorce. My case was a unique and highly contentious one, even after my divorce was final. Mr. Farhi took a very strategic and creative approach to my case, pointing out the immediate and long term goals. He sought to find ways to resolves disputes for the best interest of my child and in the most efficient manner possible. As a result of his creative and proactive approach, I was able to avoid additional litigation, which helped minimize the financial and emotional stress and burden this has caused in my life. In addition, he was accessible on every occasion when I needed to reach out to him for legal guidance. He is highly competent, trustworthy, and kind. NK

You should also choose someone who talks to you, not "at" you, in plain English. And someone who is compassionate, respectful and understands what you - and your kids - are going through. Finally, you should get a lawyer who's not afraid to tell you the truth about the strengths and weaknesses of your situation.

Those qualifications describe Mike Farhi, who's handled family law matters in New Jersey in for more than 30 years. He's written prenuptial and separation agreements, been a negotiator and handled divorce trials from the uncontested to the highly contested. When necessary, he's applied to judges to change prior court orders on support, child custody and parenting time and to enforce the legal and contract rights of current and former spouses and their children.

We Cover All Family Law Matters

We handle all family law matters, including:

  • Contested and uncontested divorces
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support and Spousal support
  • Property division, including dividing complex assets and debt
  • Separation agreements
  • Domestic violence
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Defense of DYFS investigations
  • Same-sex civil unions and divorces

What About The Costs?

Because the cost of divorce is so important, we will make flexible arrangements for payment - Mike Farhi's initial consultations are free. You'll know from the start that he won't have to "reinvent the wheel," but also that each case is different because each person is different.

If you and your spouse can communicate, you can minimize his time - and his fees - by negotiating a settlement on things like child custody and support, alimony and division of property. If not and you don't have enough money for legal fees, Mike can apply to the Court to prove that - and that your spouse has the income or assets to pay his fees.

What's Best for You

At Kates Nussman Rapone Ellis & Farhi, Mike Farhi works hard to keep costs low while finding solutions for your unique challenges. He'll provide a calm, sympathetic but strong and reasonable voice to clients going through a highly emotional time in their lives - one focused on helping you make the right decisions. He will also explore alternate remedies, such as mediation, to find the fastest and most cost-effective way to resolve your issues. But if that's unacceptable to your spouse and his/her attorney, he'll fight for your rights.

Contact Our Family Law Attorneys at 201-488-7211.

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190 Moore Street, Suite 306
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: 201-488-7211
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