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New Jersey Family Law and Elder Law Resources

Velazquez Law, LLC, provides the following links and resources for the benefit of people seeking information about family law and elder law matters in New Jersey. If you need further assistance with a family law matter such as a divorce, child custody dispute, child support order, domestic violence issue, or an elder law topic including wills, trusts, probate or guardianship, call Velazquez Law, LLC, at 973-873-4900. Call for a consultation to let us know about your needs and find out how we can help.

Family Law Resources

Child Support Guidelines Calculator – This calculator is for informational purposes only and is not an official determination of child support in your case. However, if you input both parents’ gross incomes correctly and know the percentage of parenting time each parent will have, this calculator can give you a quick, rough estimate of how much child support will be ordered in your proceeding.

New Jersey Child Support – This DHS website offers a comprehensive look at child support issues for both custodial and non-custodial parents. Apply for support here or make payments online, and find answers to all your questions regarding child support orders, establishing paternity, terminating child support, and more. You can also call the New Jersey Child Support hotline at 877-NJKiDS-1 (877-655-4371).

Office of Child Support Enforcement – This federal agency website can help you find a child support agency near you if you need to apply for support or discuss your case.

Health Insurance – What happens to health insurance coverage for you and your kids when your health insurance was through your spouse’s employment, now that you are getting divorced? This US Department of Labor website can help answer some of those questions.

QDROs – A New Jersey family court judge might divide up a spouse’s pension as part of the distribution of marital property in a divorce. To do this could require getting a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO. This link gives you a comprehensive overview of QDROs, or click here for more information.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Visit this website for information about domestic violence and abuse, or call 1-800-799-SAFE for more direct assistance. This hotline is monitored year-round. Whether calling or going online, do so from a safe space, such as a public library. You can also call the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-572-SAFE (7233) 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Domestic Violence: The Law and You – This guide from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation gives you an overview of New Jersey domestic violence law and the role of the police and the courts. This pamphlet also contains helpful phone numbers and a list of domestic violence services by county.
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Elder Law Resources

Law Points for Senior Citizens – This publication from the New Jersey State Bar Foundation answers questions about elder abuse, grandparents’ rights, wills, advance healthcare directives and much more. A directory to Area Agencies on Aging is included in the back.

Division of Aging Services – This section of the New Jersey Department of Human Services is tasked with making it easier for older adults to live in the community as long as possible with independence, dignity and choice. DoAS services and supports include a prescription drug discount program, respite care for family members and caregivers, adult day services, adult protective services, links to Area Agencies on Aging, and much more.

Morris County Division on Aging – This Area Agency on Aging offers adult protective services, care management, caregiver support, a nutrition project, transportation assistance, disability services and veterans services.

MAPS – The Morris Area Paratransit System offers curb-to-curb rideshare services for seniors to get to medical appointments, shopping trips and fulfill other transportation needs.

10 Things Estate Planning Can Do for You – What are the advantages of estate planning? Find the top ten reasons here with this list from the American Bar Association.

Advance Directives – This section of the New Jersey Department of health’s website explains what advance directives are and the importance of planning for end-of-life care to ensure your medical preferences are carried out according to your wishes. Get answers to your questions here, and download forms for a Proxy Directive (Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care) or Instructive Directive (Living Will).

Morris County Surrogate Court – This section of the court’s website provides valuable information on probate with or without a will, including what to bring to Surrogate Court when probating a will, probate information sheets, and more.

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