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         - Areas of Practice -


          
            No matter what the situation, the decision to get a divorce is usually a stressful and daunting choice for     
    many people.  We work closely with our clients to provide an overview of their rights, legal strategy and an
    outline of what they can expect during the divorce process.  We analyze each case to determine reasonable
    custody arrangements, visitation, child support requirements, alimony (if applicable) and the equitable division
    of the assets of the marriage.  In an effort to reduce costs and, only if in the best interest of the clients, we will
    always emphasize meaningful settlement negotiations in order to avoid protracted litigation.  Our attorneys
    are dedicated to making the painful and emotional decision to file for divorce a little less painful.  If you are
    filing for divorce or considering filing for divorce, call the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little to determine your
    rights.

           If you have any questions or concerns regarding divorce, please
    contact the attorneys at the Law Offices
    of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.


           The laws of New Jersey obligate each parent to financially contribute towards the upbringing of each child
    born of the relationship. The child support obligation is calculated using the Child Support Guidelines. In
    arriving at this obligation, there are a number of factors which are considered when calculating child support
    including, among other things, the following:

    •        Age of the child;
    •        Income level of the parents;
    •        Health Insurance Contributions of the Parties;
    •        Overnight visitation;
    •        Standard of Living before the marriage;
    •        Any special needs of the children

           Once the Court sets the parties' child support obligation, a party can only modify this child support
    obligation demonstrating to the Court that a change of circumstances has taken place which warrants an
    upward or downward modification of the child support obligation.  A change of circumstances could be,
    among other things, a loss of employment, salary increase or decrease, illness or special needs of the child.  We
    are experienced at negotiating fair and equitable child support obligations  and litigating post-judgment child
    support modifications. We are equipped with the latest child support software and we carefully examine the
    parties financial circumstances and custody arrangements in order to negotiate a reasonable child support
    obligation.  In appropriate cases, our attorneys also defend clients against modification petitions filed by the
    other parent.

           If you have any questions or concerns regarding child support, please contact the attorneys at the Law
    Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.


           Child custody and parenting time are very often significant issues for our clients in divorce and post-
    divorce matters.  The question as to where a child will live, which parent will make decisions regarding the
    child’s health care/education or which parent will have parenting time during the holidays, are some of the
    emotional issues facing parents in a divorce.  Our attorneys are sensitive to not only our client’s needs, but also
    the needs of their respective children.  We always approach child custody and parenting time matters based on
    the best interests of the children. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little have extensive
    experience in handling such cases while trying to minimize our client’s emotional anxiety and concerns. We will
    work with all parties to arrive at a custody arrangement or parenting schedule that serves the best interest of
    the children.  

             If you have any questions or concerns regarding child custody or parenting time, please contact the
    attorneys at The Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.

                  
           One of the most difficult issues in any divorce action can be the determination of the award of alimony.  
    In alimony cases, New Jersey provides no formulas.  Instead, each case is decided on its specific facts including:

    •        Duration of the marriage;
    •        Parties’ income and previous lifestyle;
    •        Whether the spouse turned down education or professional opportunities to raise children;
    •        The amount of the spouse’s reliance on the former spouse’s income;
    •        Age and health of the person seeking alimony

           It is important to note that under New Jersey law, alimony is not used to punish one spouse for
    misbehavior.  It is based solely on factors affecting the economic circumstances of each party.  

           Our attorneys will take the time to help our clients understand the legal concept of alimony and answer
    any questions they may have.  We advise our clients of the likelihood that they will receive or have to pay
    alimony.   Our goal is to resolve alimony or spousal support issues as quickly and as efficiently as possible,
    whether our client is negotiating the payment or receipt of alimony.

           If you have any questions or concerns regarding alimony or spousal support, please contact the attorneys
    at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.

           
           Domestic violence charges are serious cases in which the family courts have the ability to regulate an
    individual’s home life.  If you are the victim of domestic violence, you need to take immediate legal action to
    protect yourself from further harm.  Our attorneys are experienced advocates in protecting the rights of
    domestic abuse victims.  We will work quickly and efficiently to secure a preliminary restraining order against
    the abusive party.  If necessary, we will also diligently and vigorously represent your interest in order to
    obtain a permanent restraining order which will be determined at a final hearing.

           An unfortunate reality during some divorce proceedings and/or child custody disputes, is that one party
    may make false accusations of domestic violence against the other party in an attempt to influence the court’s
    decisions regarding child custody and parenting time.  These accusations of domestic violence can lead to both
    criminal charges and lost custody or parenting time with one’s child.  Our attorneys are dedicated to
    defending the rights of individuals against false accusations of domestic violence.

           If you have any questions or concerns regarding domestic violence matters, please contact the attorneys
    at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.

                   
           There are many occasions, before or after marriage, where one party wants to protect his or her assets
    and income from the claims of a spouse. When determining whether a prenuptial agreement is valid, courts
    consider vital criteria which is critical to the enforceability of a Pre- Nuptial Agreement including, but not
    limited to, representation by an attorney, sufficient time to consider the terms, voluntariness in the execution,
    understanding of the agreement, complete financial disclosure and were both parties fully informed of all
    assets, liabilities and incomes.  Our attorneys will prepare and negotiate a Pre-Nuptial Agreement.  If we are
    representing a party signing a Pre-Nuptial Agreement, we will explain to the client their rights under the law
    and we will work diligently to negotiate a fair and reasonable agreement.  We are also adept at drafting Pre-
    Nuptial Agreements that provide critical protection to a party’s respective assets.  

           Post-Nuptial Agreements have also become popular among many of our clients.  These types of
    Agreements are prepared when married spouses desire to memorialize an understanding regarding specific
    assets and liabilities of the marriage when no marital discord exists.  At the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little,
    our attorneys are experienced with both drafting and negotiating pre and post-nuptial agreements on behalf of
    our clients.  

           If you have any questions or concerns regarding pre and post nuptial agreements, please contact the
    attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.


           As the purchasing or selling of a residential or commercial property is likely one of the most financially
    significant transactions that take place in one’s life, an experienced attorney is necessary to properly guide you
    through this daunting process. Our attorneys have handled a multitude of commercial and residential real
    estate transactions.  We will assist you in the negotiation of terms, drafting and preparation of all required real
    estate documents, agreements and executing transactions.  Our attorneys are also adept at obtaining variances
    from various municipalities and we are experienced with successfully protecting our client’s interests in zoning
    disputes.

           Regarding our business clients, our attorneys regularly negotiate and execute purchases and sales of
    business, as well as negotiate and draft leases for commercial spaces.   

           For assistance with the purchase, sale, refinance or lease of your commercial or residential property,
    please contact the attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.

           
           The attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little provide a full range of estate planning and estate
    administration legal services in the following areas:

    •        Estate Planning;
    •        Probate & Estate Administration;
    •        Wills;
    •        Living Wills;
    •        Durable Powers of Attorney;
    •        Trust Agreements

           If you would like to speak to our attorneys about an estate matter, please contact the attorneys at the Law
    Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.


           Unfortunately, the death of an individual can sometimes trigger a Will Contest or challenge to the
    administration of an estate among members of the decedent’s family.  A Will Contest can lead to a significant
    delay in the distribution of a loved one’s assets and result in a substantial depletion of the estate’s assets due
    to the costs of litigation.  In a Will Contest, a variety of grounds exist under New Jersey law to challenge the
    validity of a Will – including: (1) Non-compliance with formalities; (2) Revocation; (3) Lack of Capacity; (4)
    Fraud; (5) Forgery; (6) Mistake; and (7) Undue Influence.

           The attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little have extensive experience representing individuals
    who are challenging, as well as executors who are defending, the validity of a Will or the administration of an
    estate.  

           If you would like to speak to our attorneys about a Will Contest or administration dispute, please contact
    the attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.



           If you or any members of your family have been seriously injured in an auto accident, premises slip and
    fall or from a defective condition, then you may be entitled to monetary damages for lost wages, damage to
    personal property and/or pain and suffering.  Due the statute of limitations for many personal injury cases, as
    well as the risk of critical evidence as to liability being lost, we recommend that you immediately consult with
    our attorneys, experienced in personal injury law, before accepting any settlement offers.  Our personal injury
    attorneys will aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and litigate your claim to help you recover a
    maximum settlement.

           If you would like to speak to our attorneys about a personal injury claim, please contact the attorneys at
    the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.



           The attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little have extensive experience in successively providing
    our client’s legal representation in the following types of municipal court matters:

    •        Traffic and motor vehicle violations;
    •        DWI/DUI;
    •        Zoning or housing disputes;
    •        Criminal charges;
    •        Municipal ordinance violations

           If you would like to speak to our attorneys about your municipal court matter, please contact the
    attorneys at the Law Offices of Timothy J. Little at 732-634-5512.  




















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732.634.5512


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732.634.5512
Woodbridge
609.291.0014
Chesterfield