Essex County Family Court and Essex County Divorce Lawyer By: New Jersey Divorce Attorney Santo V. Artusa, Jr., Esq

Important Information Family Law and Divorce Matters


The Essex County Family Court (New Jersey Superior Court Chancery Division Family Part) is located at 212 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey.  The court deals with uncontested cases and contested divorce in NJ. Divorces are also know to be on the dissolution docket or FM. 

The family courthouse in Newark is one of the busiest in New Jersey but it can take time to get divorced there because of the volume and lack of Judges. While my law firm is in Jersey City, I practice in every court From Middlesex County to Northern NJ. 

The Family Court Judges decide matters including but not limited to:

Child Support in NJ
Alimony and Spousal Support
Parenting Time
Child Custody and Residential Custody
Domestic Violence Cases and Temporary Restraining Orders
Final Restraining Orders


Have you been served and have a contested divorce in NJ or seeking to File? 


Now you may have been served with New Jersey divorce papers or you may be looking to file for divorce in Essex County, either way, it may be wise to have a divorce attorney on your side. Family Law can be complex, its emotionally driven and is a stressful process, especially without a lawyer. With seasoned counsel, you can obtain more favorable results in your case. In these matters, nobody really wins but you need to mitigate the damage in certain circumstances. For instance, if you earn $300,000 per year and your spouse wants $15,000 per month in alimony, should you simply agree? With a good attorney, you would never take that. So while my client accepted a negotiated amount of $6800 per month, and that's still a lot, it is much less and the loss has been mitigated. 

Every single word matters in a divorce or marital settlement agreement. Every Word. A trained legal eye will carefully read every word in order to protect you. Certain language can be added to an agreement that will prevent you from modifying your obligations if things change for you. As we see today, and it seems every 10 years, you never know what can happen to the economy or you or anyone. 

When working with our team, we go over your premarital assets, alimony exposure, prenuptial agreements, health insurance obligations, life insurance, making alimony payments, receiving alimony, child support payments, parenting time schedules, different types of custody and other relevant New Jersey Family Law Related legal issues. 

If you have  a case and seek a NJ divorce lawyer for Essex County Divorces, contact my team on 973-337-9643. 

Santo V. Artusa, Jr.

Santo V. Artusa, Jr.

Since 2009, Mr. Artusa has dedicated his career to representing clients in and near Jersey City in family law and criminal cases. He is a skilled negotiator and litigator who has received a range of prestigious recognitions, including:

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Client Distinction Award 2015

For more information about our legal services, contact our office online or call (973) 337-9643 today.

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