THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL R. MAGARIL is committed to providing high quality family law services in a supportive and responsive environment at a very competitive rate.
Whether through traditional in-court litigation, Mediation or Collaborative Divorce, we seek to create a workable relationship between the parties to the greatest extent possible, both during the period of transition and thereafter. Our goal is to find practical solutions tailored to the specific needs of each situation.
We seek to balance our goal of managing conflict where possible with our commitment to providing zealous representation for all of our clients as the situation requires. Our services include family mediation, divorce litigation, post judgment modification.
About the Firm
THE LAW OFFICES OF MICHAEL R. MAGARIL concentrates exclusively on Family Law. The Firm has helped numerous individuals throughout New Jersey, the United States and other countries as well, in matters of divorce, property division, alimony, child support, visitation and custody, modification of existing judgments and court orders, paternity and prenuptial agreements.
Part of the Firm’s role as your legal representative includes making sure that our clients understand the potential consequences of each choice that they are called upon to make. In this respect, the firm works with clients by educating them about applicable law, engaging in cost / benefit analysis that takes the cost of legal services into account and focusing not only on the immediate aspects of each case, but also the long term impact that the decisions made will have on the life of each client and family after the firm has concluded its legal services. This process often employs computer modeling of settlement scenarios that project the after-tax implications of child support and alimony payments and engages in other basic financial analysis such as determining present value of future income streams. Where warranted, the firm relies on its long-standing relationships with experts in the fields of forensic accounting, metal health, computer forensics and private investigation and others to provide support in all aspects of the challenges that our clients must face.
1) Traditional Legal Services:
a) Divorce Litigation – Custody, Parenting Time, Alimony, Child Support, Equitable Marital Distribution of Assets and Debts;
b) Post Judgment Litigation – Modification or Enforcement of Existing Judgment or Orders
c) Pre- Litigation Settlement Negotiations – Legal representation of one party in negotiating a Marital Settlement Agreement before a complaint for divorce is filed in Court.
2) Mediation and Related Services
a) Mediation for Separation and Divorce – As Mediator
b) Mediation of Post Judgment Disputes – As Mediator
c) Mediation Review – As attorney for one party
d) Mediation Coaching – As attorney for one Party
3) Collaborative Divorce –As Attorney for One Party
A process in which specially trained attorneys, financial experts and mental health professionals work together with divorcing families in a mutually supportive team environment designed to avoid involving the court system, and in which the common goal is to assist families in planning for life after divorce in as healthy and constructive a manner as possible.
Attorney, Michael R. Magaril