Trusted NJ Family Law Firm

At Francis D. McIntyre, PC, we understand the heavy personal and emotional nature of a divorce or other family-related legal issue. We understand how difficult these cases can be. Because of this, we place an added emphasis on communication and accessibility in our family law practice.

As your attorneys, we can help you to understand New Jersey’s family laws and prepare you for what you can expect as the process moves forward. We work with you directly and we promptly communicate with you about changes or developments in your case.

As a firm, we represent clients in the Newark and Westfield areas, Union County, and throughout northeastern New Jersey in family and matrimonial law concerns such as:

  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Civil Union/Domestic Partnerships
  • Legal Separation
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Alimony/Spousal Support
  • Marital Property Division/Distribution
  • Domestic Violence
Call (908) 264-7220 or contact us to discover how our experienced law firm can help!

New Jersey Lawyers Specializing in Family Law

Discover why Francis D. McIntyre has become such a trusted firm for clients seeking top New Jersey family lawyers. Whether your issue is something straightforward such as obtaining a post-divorce modification to temporarily change your support obligations or something more complex such as locating a spouse’s hidden assets we have the experience and knowledge to effectively handle your case.

Our skilled family law attorneys Frank D. McIntyre, an experienced family mediator, can provide the quality service and family-related legal expertise you seek.

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What is Family Law?

Sometimes called ‘matrimonial law’, family law is a branch of law practice that encompasses a wide variety of family matters and domestic relations. This includes marriage & divorce, domestic partnerships & civil unions, child custody & support, surrogacy & adoption and domestic abuse (spousal and child abuse).

What does a Family Lawyer do?

An attorney specializing in family law focuses on representing clients in domestic cases such as divorce, the division of marital property, child custody & support. Family lawyers also help draft prenuptial agreements & litigate contested contracts. Essentially your lawyer’s primary role is to advocate for your best interests in legal situations pertaining to family matters.

Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer for my Family Issue?

Navigating legal issues involving family can be difficult- emotions run high, and there is generally a lot at stake. Don’t try to handle big life changes without the assistance of an experienced family lawyer to advocate for your best interests. Some of the life events that you should hire expert legal counsel for include…

  • Civil Unions/Domestic Partnerships
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Divorce or Legal Separation
  • Property settlements
  • Alimony
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Child custody
  • Child kidnapping
  • Adoption
Call (908) 264-7220 or contact us to discover how our experienced law firm can help!

New Jersey Family-Related Statutes

NJ Divorce Laws

Most family legal issues are governed by state laws rather than federal regulations. As with other states, New Jersey has established its own specific statutes and regulations related to what defines a valid/legal marriage and thus also the stipulations for legally dissolving the marriage status – divorce. These laws define what is often referred to as ‘grounds for divorce’ – essentially what circumstances must be met for a legal divorce in New Jersey.

NJ Child Support Laws

New Jersey has its own statutes governing providing support for children in a divorce situation. These laws help ensure that children of a divorcing couple are properly supported. New Jersey child support laws change from time to time. Seek professional counsel to ensure you understand the most up-to-date regulations.

Westfield, New Jersey Family Law Firm

Our law offices are located in downtown Westfield, New Jersey within a short walk from the Westfield train station. We provide family law services to clients in and around Newark, Northern New Jersey, specializing in Union County, including Garwood, Cranford, Kenilworth, Fanwood, Plainfield, Winfield, Rahway, Linden, Elizabeth, Summit, New Providence, and Berkeley Heights. We offer payment plans and flexible appointment hours for your convenience. Our experienced Westfield New Jersey family law firm proudly serves local and national engagements.

Get Expert Family Law Advice

Need to speak with a lawyer about drafting a prenuptial agreement or increasing the amount of child support you receive? Get the expert family law advice you need today from New Jersey’s trusted family law firm – Francis D. McIntyre, PC

Call (908) 264-7220 or contact us – let our experienced law team help you today!