New Jersey Family Lawyer

Scotch Plains firm serves Union, Essex, Somerset and Warren counties

Situations that require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney are stressful. While it can be tough to make that first call, it’s important to remember that the outcome of your legal matter could affect you and your children for years to come. Patricia A. Mack Attorney at Law in Scotch Plains has been delivering valuable legal guidance to New Jersey clients for more than two decades. Whether you’ve decided to divorce, are engaged in a dispute with your ex over custody terms or you are having trouble collecting the child support you’re entitled to, my firm is here to give you the legal support you need to pursue a favorable result.

Experienced attorney handles divorce, custody and child support issues

Throughout Union, Essex, Somerset and Warren counties, my firm provides knowledgeable, compassionate legal counsel on various types of family law concerns, including:

  • Divorce — No one looks forward to divorce, but my experience and legal knowledge helps clients move through the New Jersey marriage dissolution process in a way that safeguards their interests, as well as their physical and emotional health. There are many options besides a drawn-out court battle, including mediation and collaborative divorce. When you work with me, you’ll have a full understanding of the choices available to you so you can determine what works best.
  • Child custody — State law mandates that child custody arrangements be based on what is in the child’s best interests, but parents frequently have different opinions on what that entails. After reviewing your son or daughter’s needs, my firm strives to achieve a resolution that sets forth clear, fair terms regarding legal authority, residence and visitation for a parent who is not awarded physical custody.
  • Child support — Disputes over the accuracy of income figures and other relevant information can complicate child support determinations. During negotiations and court proceedings, I advocate on behalf of both obligor and oblige parents. You can also turn to me if you believe a modification to your current order is warranted or if your co-parent is not making required payments.
  • Asset division — During a divorce, property and debts accumulated during the marriage must be distributed among the parties as they start their separate lives. My firm works diligently to achieve fair asset division terms so that clients can move forward on a solid financial foundation. If a suitable compromise cannot be reached, I will pursue a favorable result in court under New Jersey’s equitable distribution laws.

Whenever possible, I strive to reach agreements on family law issues so that clients can avoid the time, expense and aggravation associated with going to court. However, if fair consensus is impossible, my firm provides effective advocacy at every stage of the litigation process, including document discovery, depositions, motion practice, trials and appeals.

Contact an experienced New Jersey family lawyer to discuss your situation

Patricia A. Mack Attorney at Law advises residents of Union, Essex, Somerset and Warren counties on a full range of family law challenges, including divorces and custody disputes. For a consultation about your particular concerns, please call 908-521-4526 or contact me online. My office is in Scotch Plains.