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Divorce Lawyer in Freehold, NJ

Divorce cases can be complicated whether they are amicable or contested.

As a divorce attorney, Mr. Goldblatt has helped clients through complex family law matters for over 45 years. 

Jeffrey W. Goldblatt in Freehold, NJ, can help you protect your children's best interests as well as your own... 

Do I Need a Divorce Lawyer?

Divorce is a court-sanctioned dissolution of marriage. A variety of issues can arise during this family law process, both complex and simple. When the parties are unable to agree on how to resolve matters, the court will enter orders outlining the details of the divorce. This can include alimony payments, child support obligations, and determining where children will live. Assets and other property interests are divided, and any debts the parties have acquired will be ordered paid by one party or the other, or might be separated by dollar amount.

Family law in New Jersey is complicated, even when all parties are committed to the same goal. Don't face this process without a dedicated legal advocate. At our law firm in Freehold, we work with you to make sure that your best interests - and your children's best interests - are protected.

How Can Jeffrey Goldblatt Help You?

Since opening his law firm in 1982, Mr. Goldblatt has helped many clients in Freehold, New Jersey, navigate complex family law matters. He is not only qualified to represent you through traditional proceedings, but can also serve as a mediator under more amicable circumstances. 

He offers free initial consultations for family law clients so that you can make informed decisions about how to proceed with your case without committing immediately. 

Our answering service allows clients to reach out at all hours. If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Freehold who can provide effective family law representation, call to schedule a consultation at our law office: 

(732) 780-9333

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Mr. Goldblatt has practiced family law for more than 45 years.
"I've hired Mr. Goldblatt twice, first for my divorce, and second when my ex tried to get custody of my daughter. Both times, Mr. Goldblatt's counsel was exemplary. In the second matter, Mr. Goldblatt not only convinced the Court to deny in total my ex's attempt to reevaluate primary residential custody, he was able to get an Order placed on her so she could no longer manipulate my daughter into wanting to live with her. This outcome was a huge relief for me, and has provided my daughter with the stability she needs to blossom..." David,

Understanding Prenups

While a prenuptial agreement can theoretically simplify the divorce process in New Jersey, this is not always the case. If a prenup was signed prior to the marriage, the court will look to that document and enforce the provisions therein.

In some instances, a prenuptial agreement may be challenged, and if so, an agreement may be reached or the court will determine the validity of the agreement. These issues are complex and require the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney.

What Is Considered Marital Property?

Our law office can help you understand which of your assets are subject to division. Examples of marital and non-marital property include:
Graphic that explains the assets that are and are not marital property.

Uncontested Divorce vs. Contested Divorce in Freehold

In an uncontested divorce, the issues requiring resolution are easily agreed upon by the parties and there is no need to present conflicting points of view to the court with supporting evidence. In these cases, Mr. Goldblatt can act as a mediator in finalizing division of property and other issues, and take care of presenting the agreement to the courts on your behalf.

Many family law cases become contested when parents are unable to agree on custody or when assets are being hidden. A contested divorce can require extensive discovery, including depositions and witness interviews. Once the evidence has been gathered, the divorce attorneys present it to the court and request specific rulings for their client.

Even if you believe you and your spouse are in agreement on all issues related to your divorce, consult a divorce lawyer. During a consultation at Mr. Goldblatt's Freehold, New Jersey, law office, he can review your family law case, identify potential difficulties, and recommend a way forward that serves your best interests.

Child Custody Protecting Children's Best Interests in Freehold

Determining the role you and your former spouse will play in your child's life can be one of the most complicated parts of divorce. A family law attorney can ensure that your rights as a parent are protected throughout the divorce proceedings. 

There are two types of custody in New Jersey: 


Physical custody refers to the place the child will physically reside after the divorce is finalized. In many cases, parties elect to arrange joint physical custody.


Legal custody gives a parent the authority to make decisions about a child's welfare, education, and health. Parties often agree to joint legal custody, allowing both parents to remain actively involved in their child's life, even if physical custody is given to only one. 

How these roles are divided will impact child support and alimony calculations, as well. Because these family law matters are often complicated, having an attorney in your corner can be invaluable.

Spousal Support 

Also known as alimony, spousal support is paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce. This money is intended to allow a spouse who was not earning income (or earning less income) during their marriage to find their footing. Depending on your situation, you may either be responsible for providing spousal support after a divorce or you may be entitled to receive it.

Unlike child support, however, there is no set calculation that a family law court can use to determine the amount or duration of alimony. Consequently, it is essential to find a divorce attorney who can protect your interests during this crucial family law process. Our law office is here to provide the guidance you need. Initial consultations with divorce attorney Jeffrey Goldblatt are free.


"Thanks, Jeffrey."



July 24, 2019

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I have had several reasons to use an attorney over the years and Mr. Goldblatt is the best... He listens to you and truly understands what your needs are.... He is effective and very very proactive.... my highest recommendation

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October 14, 2017

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I would recommend Jeffrey Goldblatt for anyone going through a divorce. He answered all of my questions quickly and was available whenever I needed to discuss something. He even picked up the slack when my ex's lawyer didn't move on the paperwork and filing. Thanks Jeffrey for all you and your staff did for me.

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Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt Esq.

Attorney Jeffrey W. Goldblatt has been representing family law, criminal law, and social security disability clients since 1975. He is proud to be affiliated with top legal organizations, including:

  • Middlesex County Bar Association
  • Family Law Committee
  • Monmouth County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association 

If you are looking for legal representation from a top-rated lawyer in East Brunswick, call our law firm at (732) 238-8700 or request a consultation online.

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