A recent Washington Post article reports that more than 20 States in the U.S. (including New Jersey) are considering passing laws which would make equally shared physical and legal custody of children after a divorce or separation the default standard model for child custody settlements. While New Jersey’s child custody statute N.J.S.A. 9:2-4 states that “[i]n any proceeding involving […]
OUR BUSINESS IS YOU.
Building family life plans out of family law problems
At Jacobs Berger, LLC, we see our role as architects of restructured family units. We help families transition and establish new roles and responsibilities, while minimizing strain. We differ from family attorneys who escalate tensions and fuel arguments. Rather, our clients see us as architects and builders of their new family structure.
We approach every case as an opportunity to build, rebuild, and/or reinforce the structure of each client’s future. Our team works together and partners with our clients to mitigate the impact of emotional and financial stressors that present during family law matters. We focus on the building blocks important to you in order to move you from “here” to the next place on your journey. We concentrate on securing those important fundamentals so your family’s core remains protected.
We understand the legal process creates complex dilemmas that require creative, multidimensional solutions. We reject “cookie-cutter” representation and we use each client’s unique set of facts to develop a plan specific to each individual. Our plan is not simply a means to help you through your family law issues but rather a blueprint as you move forward in life. At Jacobs Berger, LLC, we pride ourselves on understanding the human element, and we strive to keep that at the forefront of all of our relationships.
You’ll find that we are easily accessible and are responsive to your questions and concerns. Remember, our business is YOU!
How can we help?
Jacobs Berger provides constructive and effective legal service to clients across the cities of Morristown, Madison, Randolph, Denville, Florham Park, Hanover, East Hanover, Tewksbury, and throughout Morris County, Somerset County, Essex County, Hunterdon County, Bergen County, Passaic County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, and across New Jersey.
ENCOMPASSING ALL AREAS OF FAMILY LAW
- Family Law
Our firm handles a wide variety of family law issues, recognizing the genuine concerns our clients face.
We aim to find settlements which protect the stability of you, your family, and your financial and parental future.
- Divorce Alternatives
We strongly believe in the many benefits Alternative Dispute Resolution can provide for clients going through a divorce.
- Child Custody
We aim to find creative and robust solutions for you as a parent, and the continued growth and development of your children.
- Child Support
Our firm helps you to create a realistic financial plan for your children’s expenses today, tomorrow, and far into the future.
- Spousal Support & Alimony
We protect your individual financial rights, obligations, and security.
- Marital Agreements
We help you and your partner plan for your joint and individual financial futures.
- Domestic Violence
We represent the victims of domestic violence and abuse, and help wrongly accused individuals protect their legal future.
- Complex Parentage Issues
Our real world experience helps us guide you through complex parentage issues of all kinds.
- Family Law Appeals
We have the detailed understanding of family law appeals necessary to ensuring a favorable outcome.
LEGAL ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ENGINEERS
With nearly 25 years of combined experience in the legal arena, Sarah J. Jacobs and Jamie N. Berger have the understanding, sensitivity and practicality necessary to handle complex family law matters throughout New Jersey.
The firm’s principal partners have handled the spectrum of family law and serve as the firm’s lead family law architects:
- Sarah and Jamie are both qualified State of New Jersey Family Law Mediators
- Sarah is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney
- Jamie has done extensive Appellate work
Sarah and Jamie built their team inspired with the same architectural spirit, ensuring that changes in a family can be restructured to provide secure family life plans.
We combine our knowledge to provide comprehensive representation tailored to the specific needs of each client. Each member of our legal team functions as family architects, designers and engineers and has practiced exclusively in the area of family law. Each brings to the firm a unique skill set and network of professionals, allowing us to customize the client experience.
We look forward to partnering with you.
From our Blog
- New Jersey Considers Making 50/50 Child Custody the “Default” Award December 13, 2017| Categories Child Custody, Co-Parenting, Divorce, Family Law
- The Fine Line Between Divorce Negotiation and Divorce Litigation December 7, 2017| Categories Divorce, Family Law
Even though our Morristown divorce and family law firm focuses on providing constructive and creative solutions to our clients’ divorces and family law matters, it is important to remember that not every divorce, or every aspect of your divorce, can be decided through negotiation or alternative methods like mediation or arbitration. Certain situations, and the […]
While not every divorce can be resolved without at least some amount of litigation (having to argue and decide aspects of your divorce in a court room), the more you and your spouse can avoid the necessity of divorce litigation, the faster, cheaper, and less stressful your divorce will be. So, if you are committed […]