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Brian Clifford Freeman

Brian Clifford Freeman

Freeman Law Center, LLC
  • Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Law...
  • DC, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
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Brian C. Freeman has practiced law for over 30 years including serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Samuel C. Scott of the Hudson County Superior Court and as a Deputy Attorney General for the state of New Jersey. He is admitted to the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and District of Columbia Bars and is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Law
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Collections
  • Municipal Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
DC
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner
Freeman Law Center, LLC
- Current
Partner
Freeman Hughes Freeman, LLC
- Current
Owner
Law Offices of Brian C Freeman, LLC
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Partner
Law Office of Freeman and Gertner P.C.
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Associate
Law Offices of Brown and Childress
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Deputy Attorney General
New Jersey Department of Public Safety
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Associate General Counsel
Newark Housing and Redevelopment Authority
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Judge's Law Clerk
Superior Court Family Part, Hudson County, New Jersey
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Education
Skidmore College
B.A. / Government
Western New England University School of Law
J.D. / Law
Awards
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Divorce Attorney
www.AVVO.com
Client's Choice Award
www.AVVO.com
Superb Rating ( 10.0 )
www.AVVO.com
Preeminent Client Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Jersey City, NJ
www.threebestrated.com
Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Jersey City, New Jersey
www.threebestrated.com
Premier 100 Trial Attorney
American Academy of Trial Attorneys
Top Attorney Divorce
www.AVVO.com
Top Attorney Personal Injury
www.AVVO.com
Client's Choice Award
www.AVVO.com
Service as a Panelist on the Early Settlement Panel
Superior Court Family Part, Hudson County, New Jersey
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Nation's Top One Percent
Superb Rating (10.0)
Avvo.com
Top Ten Divorce Law Firms
Prime Buyer's Report
Client Distinction Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Top Lawyers in New Jersey
The Legal Network
A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau
Preeminent Client Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Featured Attorney
Win Child Custody Rights.com
Honored Member
Cambridge Who's Who
Certification of Family Law Mediation Training
NJ Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Qualified Family Law Mediator Pursuant to R. 1:40
Administrative Office of the Courts, State of New Jersey
Qualified Civil Case Mediator Pursuant to R. 1:40
Administrative Office of the Courts, State of New Jersey
Admission to the United States Supreme Court
Clerk, United States Supreme Court
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition
United States Congress
Distinguished Man of the Year
La Tribuna Newspaper
Meritorious Community Service Honor
Seton Hall University Project 2000
Professional Associations
Hudson County Bar Association
Family Law Committee
- Current
Sundowners
Member
- Current
Hudson County Bar Association
Member, Trustee
- Current
New Jersey State Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
National Association of Guardsmen, Inc
Member, Past Vice-President
- Current
Garden State Bar Association
Member, Past President
- Current
National Bar Association
Life Member
- Current
Alphi Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
Member
- Current
Hudson American Inns of Court
Master
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Phi Alpha Delta
Member
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NJ Supreme Court Minority Concerns Committee
Member
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NJ Supreme Court Municipal Court Practice Committee
Member
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St. Columba Neighborhood Club De Barrio
Vice-Chairmen, Board of Trustees
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Municipal Court Cases
Jersey Journal Newspaper
Divorce Law Basics
Filipino Reporter
Speaking Engagements
Legally Speaking, New York City, NY
WWRL Radio Station
Para-Legal Training, Jersey City, NJ
New Jersey City University
Divorce Law in New Jersey, Radio Interview, Jersey City, NJ
Businessleader Spotlight
Landlord Tenant Rights, TV interview, Jersey City, NJ
Channel 12 News
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Videos
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New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses The Cost of a Divorce

As an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney, one of the first questions clients ask me is “Well, how much is this going to cost me?” The cost of divorce in New Jersey varies, so it is almost impossible to provide an exact price, unless the divorce is uncontested and there are no assets, no children, and no issues. A divorce with high assets, home ownership, or children doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive if the parties can come to an agreement in the beginning stages, or even before they get divorced. The cost of an uncontested divorce in New Jersey will typically start around $1,500.00, plus the filing fee. If the divorce is contested and there are assets and issues such as custody and child support, the initial retainer could range from $3,500.00 to $5,000.00, or more depending on the particular circumstances. Are you considering a divorce but are unsure how much it will cost? Contact dedicated New Jersey Divorce Attorney Brian Freeman for experienced council.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Alimony

The courts will review the length of your marriage, and will base alimony on you and your spouse’s income. Alimony typically is in place for more than half the length of the marriage. Alimony will also be based on whether one spouse is raising young children or if one is elderly.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Being Automaticall Entitled to Alimony

Alimony is dependent on the income of each of the parties. Having young children in a marriage will greatly influence Alimony. Every case can be different in regards to Alimony.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Calculating Alimony Payments

There is no specific calculation or formula for alimony. The judge will take a 1/4-1/3 of the difference between the parties incomes as a starting basis for alimony.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Changing an MSA or Consent Order After Signing

You will need to speak with your spouse and request to negotiate a new MSA.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses a Contested Divorce Vs an Uncontested Divorce

A frequent question clients ask me is “What’s the difference between a contested and an uncontested divorce in New Jersey?” There are two types of divorces in New Jersey. One is a contested divorce, and the other is an uncontested divorce. A contested divorce involves the parties negotiating or actively fighting over assets, child custody, child support, or even pets. Contested divorces are typically going to be far more expensive than an uncontested divorce. In an uncontested divorce, the parties have either agreed on how to dissolve their assets, or there are no assets to fight over. These also involve no children, or there are no issues concerning the children, such as child support or custody and parenting time. An uncontested divorce is generally the best way to go for the parties, assuming they can do that. If there are children involved, an uncontested divorce can diminish the stress on them as well as on the parties themselves. Uncontested divorces will also be far less expensive than a contested matter.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Determining Division of Assets

Because New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, anything you and your spouse acquire during the marriage can be split in half.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses If You Need to Go to Court for a Divorce

If you are filing an uncontested divorce, you more than likely will not need to attend court. You will need to attend court for a short time if you don’t respond to a received divorce complaint.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Your Ex Spouse Not Paying the Court Ordered Alimony

The receiving spouse is required to file a motion that with enforce payment. The non paying party could be placed in jail, or have their driver’s license suspended for failure to pay.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Getting Divorced If Your Spouse No Longer Lives in the State

Except in the case of infidelity, as long as one party has lived in the state for a year, you can serve divorce papers anywhere.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Grounds for Divorce

There are several grounds for divorce in New Jersey. The most common grounds for divorce I see as an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer include: Mental cruelty Physical cruelty Desertion Adultery Irreconcilable differences Several of these grounds for divorce can be difficult to prove. The most common and cost-efficient grounds for divorce in New Jersey is irreconcilable differences. To prove this, you are only required to show that the parties were unable to get along for six months.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses How Drug or Alcohol Use Can Affect Parenting Time

If a parent is dealing with addiction or anger issues, these matters must be brought up to the court in a motion to correct the problem.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses How Long You Must Live in the State Prior to Filing Divorce

You must have resided in New Jersey for at least one year to file divorce, unless the divorce involves infidelity.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Locating Your Spouse's Assets

Both parties are required to do an asset search, this also reviews out of state and country assets.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Modifying Child Support

You can request a modification of child support by reasons of sickness, unemployment, or educational reasons.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Moving Your Child to Another State Before Divorce

You are unable to move a child out of the state without the other parents agreement, or you have a court order. You could be charged with kidnapping if you do not follow the proper guidelines.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusse Non Custodial Parent Always Being Late for Visiting Time

You can take the parent to court to file a motion to reduce the amount of time the other parent has.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses the Non Custodial Parent Not Allowing Child to Travel

You must go to court and file a motion. You will have to advise the court the reasons you are request to take the children out of the area.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Not Paying the Court Ordered Child Support

If you do not pay your child support, you will have a warrant placed out for your arrest and you can be kept in jail until fully paid. Your passport will be revoked if you stop paying child support. You can lose your driver’s license if you do not pay your court ordered child support.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Obtaining a T R O

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New Jersey Matrimonial Attorney Discusses Prenuptial Agreements

Request that the prenup forbids retirement assets in the event of a divorce. You can determine the amount if alimony paid, but it will be paid the length of the marriage. Child support is not eligible to be included into alimony.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Being Able to Require Your Spouse to Pay the Legal Fees

When one spouse doesn’t have the means to afford an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, and the other spouse has more than adequate means to do so, you can file a complaint for divorce and seek attorney fees from the other spouse. This depends on the intricacy of the divorce and the gap in income between the spouses. There are additional factors that can also be involved, but there are many instances in which one spouse can obtain either the entire attorney fees or partial attorney fees from the other spouse.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Responding to Divorce Papers

I advise clients to immediately consult with an experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney. These are time sensitive matters and you only have a certain amount of time to file an answer and counterclaim.The typical time-frame is about 35 days from the time you’ve been served. DO NOT DELAY! If there are children involved, in order to protect your rights in regards to custody, child support, assets, and other issues, it’s imperative that you not sit on your rights. It is very important to take prompt action to retain an attorney to represent you.

New Jersey Divorce Attorney Discusses Resuming the Use of Your Maiden Name After a Divorce

You will be allowed to change your name back to your maiden name as long as you are not doing so for unlawful or financial reasons.

New Jersey Matrimonial Lawyer Discusses If You Should Get a Prenup Prior to Marriage

Prenuptial agreements forecast what will happen if the marriage breaks down. A prenuptial agreement is usually necessary when there is a difference in financial assets.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Splitting College Costs in a Child Custody Situation

The child is required to exhaust any scholarships, grants or student loans first. If contribution is needed for college, the amount would be in proportion to each of the parents finances.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses the Time Frame to File an Appeal

You have up to 45 days to submit an appeal to the judge.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Explains the Types of Alimony

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New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Being Unhappy with Your Current Parenting Time Order

You will need to go to the courthouse, and file a motion with the judge to request more visitation.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Being Unhappy with the Results of a Motion or Trial

You have up to 45 days to appeal the case. Your case will be seen at the Appellate Division of NJ.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses Waiving Child Support

You can not waive child support, unless one parent chooses not to file for support.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses When a Child Can be Emancipated

The general age of emancipation is 18 years. If a child is in a 4-year college, they will not be considered emancipated until the child has graduated.

New Jersey Family Law Attorney Discusses How Child Support is Calculated

-New Jersey has their own guidelines for child support calculations. -If one of the parties makes over $3500 a week, the guidelines are not fully followed If you have questions on how child support is calculated in New Jersey, contact experienced New Jersey Child Support Lawyer Brian Freeman to fight for your family.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses Being Unable to Locate Your Spouse for a Divorce

We will do our own search on your spouse, with help by the DMV and using their social security number. The court will give you the right for a divorce if nothing has come back from the search. You will need to post a service reminder in the local paper as notice.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses What County You Should File Your Divorce In

You will be required to submit your application in the county that you and the spouse reside in. If you and your spouse live in separate counties, either county will be suitable to file in.

New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Discusses How Long Does it Takes to Get Divorced

Divorces in New Jersey are a creature of the particular factual circumstances relating to the parties, and the time-frames can vary. Over the years, I’ve had divorce cases where clients have been divorced in as little as 30 days. I’ve also seen cases where the divorce isn’t finalized for a year and a half, or longer. Every divorce is different, and every factual situation determines how quickly a divorce can be finalized. If there are a lot of assets involved and the parties can’t come to an agreement, that divorce is typically going to take much longer. However, if there are no assets, or if there are large assets but the parties are in complete agreement, that divorce is going to be much faster, and much less expensive.

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