Experienced Divorce Attorney Serving Piscataway and Vicinity

Dedicated representation for all aspects of New Jersey divorce

The decision to dissolve your marriage is one you can only make after a great deal of soul-searching, so you don’t want your attorney to take it lightly. When the time comes to move on to a new phase of your life, the Law Office of Michael P. Otto can provide the reliable legal guidance you need, along with steady emotional support. For more than 14 years, our firm has helped residents of Middlesex, Union, Somerset and Morris counties reach fair settlements that lay the foundation for a hopeful future. Clients who entrust their divorce case to our care find that we are:

  • Ethical –A workable divorce settlement is one that rebuilds trust, which is especially important in cases where the spouses must continue to cooperate in parenting their children.
  • Compassionate — We are a family-oriented law firm, and we identify with spouses and parents who care deeply about their children’s futures.
  • Dedicated — We’re willing to do the hard work necessary to ensure fairness in your settlement and establish a lasting resolution to your most contentious issues.
  • Experienced — Our years of divorce representation have prepared us to manage the numerous complications that inevitably arise, while limiting delays that add expense and anxiety.

Contested and uncontested divorce in New Jersey

Piscataway divorce attorney Michael Otto is a solid choice to litigate tough issues in your contested divorce or to prepare a divorce settlement agreement that the family court approves for your uncontested divorce. Mr. Otto capably manages issues such as alimony, child custody, parenting time or visitation and child support. Mr. Otto has a great deal of experience in the equitable distribution of marital property, including the division of retirement benefits through Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs). Our family law firm works to ensure a workable and final divorce settlement. We understand that circumstances may require you to assert your parental rights in the future, so we regularly give assistance with post-divorce modifications.

Choosing between collaborative and noncollaborative divorce

In a collaborative divorce, couples meet with a single attorney to devise a manageable plan for dissolving their marriage. This process allows them to reduce the cost of their divorce, but requires a high degree of cooperation. It’s important that the spouses can still communicate effectively and work constructively together. Collaborative divorce is not a process for couples who no longer trust each other or where one spouse fears the other because of a history of domestic violence. Couples who wish to avoid litigating points of their divorce but want greater advocacy of their personal interests can reach a settlement agreement in traditional negotiations where each spouse has a separate attorney. The couple can then present the settlement for court approval in an uncontested divorce proceeding.

Contact a concerned and determined Piscataway divorce lawyer

The Law Office of Michael P. Otto offers divorce services throughout Middlesex, Union, Somerset and Morris counties. Mr. Otto is available in the evening and on weekends when necessary. Call 732-819-7000 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation.