Divorce & Separation

There are no easy decisions or simple solutions when couples divorce. The complex legal, financial and practical matters are further clouded by the emotions and upheaval. Everything is in limbo — the children, the house, your finances, your future.

The law firm of Capehart Scatchard provides guidance and sound solutions for all facets of divorce. Our experienced family law attorneys will demystify the divorce process and help you make informed decisions about issues that will affect your life and your children for years to come. We explore mediation or negotiation to resolve disputes amicably, but we are formidable trial lawyers who will protect your interests if litigation becomes necessary.

We serve a diverse clientele, including business owners, professionals and other high net worth clients who have a substantial financial stake in divorce. Whatever your circumstances, we will help you establish your priorities and take proactive and strategic steps to achieve your goals. We offer sophisticated counsel and representation for the comprehensive list of considerations that may apply in your divorce:

  • Pre-divorce planning
  • Separation agreements
  • Temporary orders for custody or support
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders
  • Child custody and parenting time
  • Division of assets and debts
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
  • Uncontested divorce (marital settlement agreement)

We increasingly represent clients who were not married but must resolve many of the same issues as divorcing couples. Our attorneys can knowledgeably address dissolution of civil unions or domestic partnerships among same-sex couples and older couples. We also handle property division, paternity and related issues for unmarried clients who lived with a partner with or without a cohabitation agreement. We can explain your rights and responsibilities under New Jersey laws and represent you in negotiations or contested proceedings.

Considering Divorce? Spouse Already Filed?

If you are facing the unfortunate reality of the end of your marriage, our divorce lawyers can help you navigate the family courts of South Jersey and position you for the most favorable outcome. Capehart Scatchard strives for the highest quality of legal services, starting with a confidential discussion with one of our compassionate lawyers. We invite you to arrange a consultation if you are considering divorce or if your spouse has already filed.