Teresa L. Reichek, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group, L.L.C. Ms. Reichek exclusively concentrates her practice on family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, child custody, asset division, alimony, child support, domestic violence and related family matters.
Whether dealing with a child support modification or complex litigated divorce, Ms. Reichek uses her legal prowess and dedication to protect and guide her clients through their matters, keeping them completely informed about their rights and options at all times. Ms. Reichek aims to minimize this tension while working diligently to resolve her client’s matter through individualized attention and advice. Ms. Reichek is particularly sensitive to the needs of her clients’ children and helps protect their best interests.
Ms. Reichek will always advocate for low conflict settlement methods whenever possible. Should going before a judge be necessary, Ms. Reichek is a skilled litigator with a consummate reputation for zealously advocating for her clients in court.
Believing that every client deserves equal footing, Ms. Reichek has as extensive history in representing victims of domestic violence. She began her family court experience in New York assisting victims of domestic violence in their applications for Protective Orders. She continued on this path working in multiple non-profit agencies in Middlesex County, New Jersey where she continued her work in domestic violence trials, dissolution matters and all other areas of family law.
Ms. Reichek then took her skills to Texas, practicing primarily in Travis and Williamson Counties in the Austin suburbs assisting clients with divorces and Orders of Protection and volunteering with her local police department as a victim’s advocate.
Ms. Reichek received her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College).
- Family Law
- Domestic Violence
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- New Jersey
- New Jersey Courts
- ID Number: 025852005
- State Bar of Texas
- ID Number: 24085547
- Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
- J.D. (2004) | Civil Litigation
- Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, Hofstra Law Women
- The College of New Jersey
- B.S. (1998) | Law & Justice, English Literature
- Activities: Circle K
- State Bar of New Jersey # 025852005
- Q. Can I get child support from ex-husband if he refuses to leave our martial home? He said he would in paperwork 1yr. ago.
- A: Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have several issues going on. Each situation is unique, so the answer is almost always "it depends". If you have a Court order or agreement that says he will move out and he has not then you should consider an enforcement action in court. The Court will not order child support if you reside together. As for parenting time, you could modify the schedule. Your daughter is old enough to make her own decisions regarding time spent with her father, and it is unlikely that a Judge would try to force her to live with him 50% of the time if she is not comfortable doing so. Also keep in mind that 50/50 does not have to mean splitting the week down the middle. There are many options. The best thing to do is to schedule a consult with an experienced family law attorney to find out exactly what your options might be.
- Q. i Have my son 6 Overnights a week, and 4 days. His father has him 1 overnight and 3 days. What type of custody is this?
- A: Thank you for your question. Child support and parenting time can be confusing for a lot of people. It does not matter how you describe your parenting time situation. In New Jersey the percentage of time is determined by the overnights the child spends at each home. If the child spends more overnights with you than with the other parent, then you are likely entitled to some form of child support. Child support is calculated using the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet. There are a number of factors to consider, and every situation is different. For that reason you should consult with an experienced family law attorney who can explain your rights based on your individual circumstances.
- Q. My father passed and there are 4 total children, do ALL children have to agree before the house can be sold?
- A: Thank you for your question. My condolences on the loss of your father. Like many legal scenarios, the answer is that it depends. The house cannot be sold until all owners agree. If all four children were bequeathed the home, then everyone would have to agree. If you father died intestate (without a will) then all of his heirs (his children) share equally in his estate. You should contact a qualified family law or estate attorney to get advice on your specific situation.
- Q. What form or forms should I be completing to respond to a motion filed by my ex-husband? I do not agree with his motion
- A: Thank you for your question. Motion practice is detail oriented work, and a misstep could make your response papers inadmissible. Do not make an already stressful situation even worse. The outcome of the motion is too important to take chances. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney who can guide you.
- Q. Can I move out at 19 without a parents permission? And will the cops get involved ?
- A: Yes. Once you are 18 years old you have reached the age of majority. Unless you are declared mentally incompetent you are free to do as you please including vote, sign contracts or move out. That being said you need to consider if you have enough income to support yourself. It would not be a good idea to move out only to be homeless.
- Q. Hi if my ex schedules activities on my visitation weekend am I required by law to take her?
- A: Thank you for your question. I understand that must be very frustrating. My response is predicated on your court case being in a NJ court. You are supposed to agree on extra curricular activities, then you are responsible for taking your daughter during your parenting time. You are not a bad parent. He is not supposed to stop your parenting time without an Order from the court. If he does you will need to file a motion for enforcement. Your motion should also include enforcing the clause that you have to agree on activities. It is unreasonable for him to schedule your daughter for something that infringes on all of your parenting time, especially if she does not even want to participate. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney to determine your options and move forward with filing a motion to clarify acceptable behavior going forward.
- Q. I go a letter from nj with both "custody" and "parental time" from her dad whose in jail and his mom can they get 100%
- A: Thank you for your question. I'm sure this must be very stressful for you. There are two types of custody in NJ, legal custody, which is where the parties share responsibility for major decisions in a child's life such as medical, education and religious upbringing. The second type is physical custody, which means where the child lives, and when and how often the other parent exercises parenting time. Likely what you received was a form court notice that automatically lists both. It is difficult to know more without seeing what the other side filed with the court. It is likely that the child's paternal grandmother is seeking parenting time (or visitation) with the child. Your best course of action is to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can review the paperwork and explain your rights and options.
- Q. Can i sue my father for threatening my mother to give her income tax returns to him
- A: Thank you for your question. I'm sure it is frustrating to watch your mother go through this. The short answer is No. You do not have standing to sue a third party, your mother is the one who will be potentially injured. Also, suing someone is typically for personal injury cases. If your parents are divorced then your mother can file a motion under the divorce docket number in family court to address the situation. If she feels that her safety is being threatened she can also request a temporary restraining order from the family court. She should contact an experienced family law attorney for a consultation to find out her options and receive advice on how to proceed in her specific circumstances.
- Q. How hard would it be for me to get full custody and approved for relocation out of New Jersey
- A: Thank you for such an interesting question. I'm sure it must be very frustrating to be in your situation. There are two kinds of custody, physical and legal. Physical custody is where the child primarily lives and who has parenting time. Legal custody is having the right to make big decisions for the child and have access to records, such as medical, educational and religious training. It sounds like you already have primary physical custody. Unless the child's father is proven unfit, you will always share legal custody. Moving out of state can be tricky. If you want to go to PA or DE and the father's parenting time will not be greatly impacted that is one thing. In which case you can ask the father to sign a document granting you permission to move. If you want to move a significant distance and you do not think he will agree, then you need to file a motion with the court and seek a court order. The standard is the "best interests of the child". This is a complicated issue that has changed significantly in the last 2 years due to new case law. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney before proceeding.