NEW JERSEY DIVORCE LAWYERDIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW
Established in 2002, the Law Office of Jeffrey R. Brown, Esq., LLC proudly provides representation in all aspects of divorce and family law in New Jersey. While general, and hopefully helpful, information related to divorce and family law is provided on this website, every client’s needs are unique, so there is no substitute for a personal consultation with a New Jersey divorce lawyer to discuss the details of your particular situation.
Divorce clients usually begin the process with a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty. Oftentimes, they may have received well-intentioned but inaccurate information from well-meaning friends or family members, or they may have received erroneous information on the internet. Common questions to be addressed at an initial meeting with a divorce lawyer usually include “Will I have to pay alimony and for how long?” “How much alimony am I entitled to receive?” “What bills should I be paying during the divorce?” “What will happen to our house?” “Should I move out of the house while the divorce is pending?” “How will our credit card debts be divided?”
The firm’s approach is to offer clients a realistic assessment of their case at the first meeting, to provide a framework as to how the process will unfold, and to put them at ease and answer all of their questions to the extent possible. Clients are advised to come to their initial appointment with a rough idea of what assets and liabilities exist, as well as a rough idea as to the earnings of both parties. Sometimes, we will identify at the first meeting what pieces of information must be obtained before a fully informed opinion can be offered by the attorney. At all times, we strive to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.
A typical consultation might involve a discussion of issues such as alimony, equitable distribution, child custody and child support, as well as a procedural overview of how the Family Court operates and what documents must be filed with the Court during the process. Because of the volume of divorce and family law cases which the firm handles, we are sure to keep up with changes in the law through attendance at various continuing legal education events throughout the year so that we are well prepared to knowledgeably and effectively represent our clients.
Once retained, we pride ourselves on providing diligent, responsive representation to our clients. We strive to return phone calls and e-mails from clients promptly. As a result of our experience in the field of divorce and family law, and the level of client service provided, we frequently receive referrals from previous clients as well as other attorneys. It is also not uncommon for the firm to be re-retained by former divorce and family law clients as new issues arise in the future. Prospective clients are invited to view the Testimonials Page of this website for a link to the firm’s Avvo page which contains reviews from former clients.
A divorce settlement agreement is often the most significant financial agreement a client will enter into in his or her lifetime. It is important that the client understand the ramifications and significance of that agreement, and, to that end, it is imperative that the client retain a New Jersey divorce attorney skilled and experienced in the practice of family law. Since completing a judicial clerkship for a Middlesex County Family Court Judge in 1999, Jeffrey R. Brown has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to divorce and family law issues and appears frequently in Family Court in Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, giving the firm a familiarity with both the Family Court Bench and Bar of those two counties.
Jeffrey R. Brown is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Middlesex County Assignment Judge’s Family Law Committee, which meets monthly, and has served on the Middlesex County Family Court’s Early Settlement Panel, an all-volunteer program designed to help divorcing couples settle their case prior to trial, since 2006. Jeffrey R. Brown is also an active member of the Middlesex County Bar Association and its Family Law Section.
Jeffrey R. Brown offers representation in divorce and family law matters to individuals throughout New Jersey, however the vast majority of our cases are venued in Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Union Counties. We look forward to meeting you in our main office in East Brunswick or one of our satellite locations in Freehold or Red Bank for our Monmouth County clients.BANKRUPTCY, MUNICIPAL COURT, and REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS
Jeffrey R. Brown also practices in the areas of consumer bankruptcy, municipal court and traffic violations, as well as real estate purchases and sales.