About the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Gordon

Working with an attorney who can see the big picture of your divorce or other family law issues from the beginning is critical. In most cases, a balanced approach of mutual respect and honesty, along with strong negotiation skills, is more effective than court hearings — as hard as that may be to believe. Most often, parties can achieve their goals through settlement negotiations and mutual consent, at much less of the expense of a trial. This firm, however, prepares throughout the litigation process for the possibility of trial. The best way to get a case to settle is to be prepared to go to trial if necessary.

You are Our Priority

Your case will be discussed in great detail with you, paying special attention to your concerns, feelings and wishes. We will provide information to you regarding how NJ Law affects your case, what is possible, likely or worthwhile to attempt to achieve. We will discuss the possible effects of the case (and its outcome) on your financial future as well as the effects on any children and how that may impact their best interests. At times, experts are appointed by the Court to ascertain what their best interests really are (if both parents have very different opinions or wishes regarding the children). Either way, we strenuously attempt to negotiate the best possible outcome for you in the context of what you want for your children and their future. We try, if at all possible, to mediate or to negotiate a settlement by consent of the parties, rather than to throw your family into the hands of a Judge who will decide your case if you cannot. Neither you nor the other party will be fully happy with the result of a Judge’s decision. It is always better to figure out a way for the opposing parties to constructively work toward a negotiated outcome. While negotiating a settlement, guided by your wishes, we always listen to your concerns and wishes, and we act as your advocate. Jonathan D. Gordon has 18 years of experience practicing in Family Court. We understand the anxiety, stress and emotions that are common with matters such as these and do our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible with this often unpleasant process.

We are very accessible, return phone calls promptly, and try to explain everything regarding your case to your satisfaction.

Common questions we hear include:

  • Will I be able to keep custody of my children?
  • Will I have to pay child support, or how do I get child support?
  • How can I limit the emotional impact on my children?
  • Will I have to pay alimony, or how do I get alimony?
  • How will I keep the home and afford it?
  • How will I afford my lifestyle?
  • What will happen to our savings?
  • What is the most cost-effective way to complete a divorce proceeding?
  • Can I and my spouse complete the divorce ourselves, without a lawyer?
  • How can I modify a divorce decree order?
  • How do I defend myself against child abuse allegations or other accusations?
  • How do I protect myself and/or my children?

To discuss your specific case, please call our offices in Teaneck at 201-801-0074 for other consultation contact us online.