Saint Paul, MN asked in Divorce, Immigration Law, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for New Jersey

Q: How do I find an attorney in New Jersey when I'm not sure which type to look for as my issue overlaps specialties?

I have an issue that involves divorce with domestic violence and abuse. I would like to file a civil suit against my spouse for the abuse and for emotional distress and the therapy that I will need due to the abuse. An immigration issue is involved as well. How do I figure out the best attorney and what specialty practice to help with my issue. Does anyone know where I should start?

2 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: A lawyer would really need to hear all your issues to determine the answer to your question. Second you may need more than one attorney, but its best again that the attorney recommend someone he knows so that they can work well together. It all starts with a phone call so start calling around.

Teresa L. Reichek
Teresa L. Reichek
Answered
  • Domestic Violence Lawyer
  • Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Divorce and domestic violence are family court issues, so start there. Many family law firms, including mine, offer free consultations. A civil suit involving domestic violence is called a Tevis Claim and is filed in the family court as part of your divorce. It may ultimately be removed to Law Division, but you can cross that bridge when you get to it with the advice of your divorce attorney. Many family law attorneys understand the basics of immigration law enough to advise clients and refer them to immigration attorneys when necessary.

Start with a divorce attorney, and they can help you with other outstanding issues.

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