Divorce / Family Law

Divorce / Family Law

Going through a divorce is often an emotionally challenging experience. It is of critical importance to hire a lawyer who is not only well versed in the law, but who is also mindful of the difficult circumstances and stresses a divorce proceeding places upon a litigant. Cristian Towers has the experience and compassion to satisfy both of these criteria.

Mr. Towers has more than 18 years of experience handling a wide variety of divorce actions. He will fight hard for your rights, but most importantly he will give you a candid assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each issue.

When choosing an attorney to represent you in a divorce action, you must be able to rely upon his legal expertise, have faith in his reliability, and trust in his recommendations. You must also feel comfortable confiding in this person some potentially embarrassing and revealing information. Mr. Towers will make you feel at ease during a difficult and troubling time. You will never feel alone with Mr. Towers working on your behalf.

Fault Divorces

- Extreme Cruelty: It would be unreasonable to force the party to remain married.

- Adultery

- Willful Desertion (at least 1 year)

- Habitual Drunkenness or Addiction (12 consecutive months)

- Institutionalization (24 months)

- Imprisonment (18 months)

- Deviant Sexual Conduct

No Fault Divorces

18 Month Separation
This cause of action requires a New Jersey resident to demonstrate proof that the parties have lived separate and apart for a continuous period of 18 months with no possibility for reconciliation.

Irreconcilable Differences
This cause of action requires a New Jersey resident to demonstrate proof that the parties have experienced significant differences of opinion in their marriage for a period of at least 6 months that have caused the irretrievable breakdown of the union.

Annulment

Annulments are frowned upon by the courts as it essentially means that the marriage never existed. Therefore, the longer a marriage extends, except under certain circumstances, the less likely an annulment cause of action can be successfully proven. Annulments can be successful under numerous circumstances, including:

- Failure of one spouse to be properly divorced prior to a subsequent marriage.
- Material misrepresentation of one spouse to another (ie: willingness to have kids).
- Failure of one spouse to have capacity to marry either by age or mental infirmity.

Annulments can be tricky because, if successful, a litigant may lose rights to assets and support that he or she may have been entitled to under a traditional divorce scenario. When children are born of such a union the problems are compounded. For these reasons, it is important to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the potential pitfalls.

Do you have a question for an experienced lawyer?

Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
  • 5 + 8 =