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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer

South Jersey Attorney Skilled in Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Bankruptcy Matters

One of the Best South Jersey 2014Welcome to the Law Office of Theodore B. Weiss. Our firm combines the finest legal representation with excellent client service. Attorney Theodore B. Weiss is an experienced family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense lawyer providing representation to individuals throughout Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties, as well as in Pennsylvania and New York. He has over 25 years of experience helping clients with their wide-ranging concerns, treating each person with the compassion, respect, and commitment that he would show to a good friend or family member. You can expect our Cherry Hill divorce attorney to investigate the details of your case with the care that you deserve before candidly explaining your options and pursuing a course of action devised to meet your needs.

Advice for Individuals Seeking a Divorce

While many imagine divorce to be an inherently contentious process in which both sides argue in court, many divorces can be finalized with minimal conflict. When both sides are willing to cooperate in the spirit of reaching a rapid resolution, litigation can be an option of last resort.

We are responsive to the needs and circumstances of our clients and tailor our services accordingly, to help them move forward with their lives as quickly as possible.

Whether dealing with divorce, questions of paternity, or allocation of assets and child custody, Cherry Hill divorce lawyer Theodore B. Weiss approaches every family law matter with the goal of achieving a resolution that both protects your rights and allows you to move forward into a successful future.

Some of these issues may involve the division of assets after a marriage dissolves. Since New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, a court will split the property of two divorcing spouses in a way that is intended to be fair. This may not be an exactly even division, but it will depend on factors such as how much each spouse contributed to the marriage and the current employment and earning capacity of each individual.

When a couple ends a relationship after having children together, child support and child custody can become critical issues. Child custody is usually divided between the parents, with the parent who spends the lesser amount of time with the child often being required to pay support to the primary custodial parent. Support payments are based on a broad range of factors, including the earning capacity of each parent as well as the child’s specific needs. Spousal support, or alimony, also may be necessary until the lesser-earning spouse becomes financially independent. While the court will issue a final judgment on these matters, any substantial change in circumstances may be grounds for altering its decision in the future.

Guidance When Facing Criminal Charges

Attorney Weiss also has extensive experience representing individuals throughout the New Jersey and Philadelphia regions in criminal defense matters, including DUIs, drug offenses, and other serious crimes.

We understand the effect a conviction can have on your life, your freedom, your ability to find a job, or obtain certain licenses. Mr. Weiss will fight to protect your rights, minimize the negative impact of your arrest and achieve a more favorable outcome for your case.

When facing a criminal charge of any kind, from a misdemeanor to a felony, it is critical that you begin challenging the charge against you and preparing your defense quickly. Most state laws require certain petitions and requests to be filed within a specific period of time.

If you have recently been pulled over and charged with driving while under the influence, or found to be in possession of a controlled or illegal substance, the first step in evaluating your criminal defense is a determination of whether law enforcement properly respected your rights. Mr. Weiss can help you to determine if there was probable cause to stop you, search your person, or search your vehicle. Additionally, he will discuss with you whether you were correctly read your Miranda rights and informed of your right to an attorney, as required by the U.S. Constitution. These are procedural protections that must be respected but are too often ignored by law enforcement, so a failure to abide by them can result in evidence being kept out of court or charges dropped.

Mr. Weiss’ years of experience have made him familiar with the intricacies of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York law. He will put his knowledge to work, helping you navigate the challenges of your case.

Discuss Your Financial Reorganization Process

Finally, Mr. Weiss is a skilled advocate in the field of bankruptcy law, providing guidance to clients navigating Chapter 7, Chapter 11, and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. This is a complicated area, and the decision of whether to liquidate or engage in reorganization can have significant effects on your ability to retain assets and move forward with your life. Attorney Weiss can help you evaluate whether it is best to pay off your debts as quickly as possible by using Chapter 7, or whether you might benefit from the longer-term plan provided by Chapter 13 for addressing your debts in a careful and calculated manner. Each has distinctive benefits and consequences for your personal and business goals, and they require careful evaluation and discussion by an experienced attorney.

Comprehensive Representation to Meet Your Legal Needs

Cherry Hill divorce attorney Theodore B. Weiss understands that many people have legal concerns that span multiple areas of the law. He takes pride in working with them to try to address all of their concerns in a comprehensive and efficient manner. If you are looking for a qualified criminal defense, family law, or bankruptcy attorney, feel free contact us today. We serve residents of Southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. For a free consultation and more information, please call our office at (856) 779-9670 or complete our online form.