Divorce & Dissolutions

Divorce & Dissolutions

Giampolo Law Group is well versed in the application and use of Child Support Guidelines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We strive to ensure that your children receive the support to which they are entitled. We also provide guidance and representation in regard to: recalculation applications, instances of changed circumstances warranting review, and modification of a child support award.

Giampolo Law Group assists clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, in navigating the legal channels through which a couple dissolves a relationship, whether a civil union, domestic partnership, divorce or cohabitation agreement.

Depending upon the type of formalized or legal relationship between the parties, a client may be entitled to alimony, support, and/or equitable distribution of assets and debt.  New Jersey and Pennsylvania employ different theories in the application of equitable distribution and alimony. While New Jersey generally leans toward the utilization of alimony to adjust for disparity in income between parties, Pennsylvania awards support much more sparingly. However, Pennsylvania adjusts for discrepancies in income and earning capacity by offsetting the distribution of assets and liabilities between the parties, where New Jersey generally applies a 50/50 split to marital debts and assets.

Despite any of the foregoing generalities, Giampolo Law Group knows that every case is fact sensitive, based upon the differences in the parties, children, incomes, employment and a multitude of other factors that make every case unique. Our clients receive advice on the potential for alimony in any given case, but also regarding the division of assets and liabilities, such as: businesses, stock options, investment accounts, retirement plans, real estate, and credit card debt.