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Matrimonial/Divorce

Ms. Cerruti is a highly-regarded trial lawyer known for her integrity and excellence in the courtroom. Although settlement is always her first priority, there are times when this is not a possibility. Be assured Ms. Cerruti prides herself in winning her trials and her motions. She is always on your side although she has the ability to walk in the shoes of the other party to help in negotiations and see what could be the best path to resolution.

Pamela M. Cerruti is certified by the Supreme Court as a Matrimonial Law Attorney. Divorce is a major life transition and we attempt to simplify the process with compassion and understanding. The process can be intimidating but we will assure you that we will explain the types of divorce and each of the major factors that need to be resolved before a divorce can be finalized. They entail:

i. Custody and Parenting Plans: Custody consists of both legal and physical custody. The parenting plan is when a child will see each parent, where a child will go to school and who pays child support as an example.

ii. Spousal Support: This is also known as alimony. There is limited duration which is term alimony.

Rehabilitative Alimony: is support for a spouse who may have stayed at home while the other spouse was in school or for some other reason.

Open Duration Alimony: is only for marriages greater than twenty (20) years in duration.

iii. Property/Debt Division: Assets or debts acquired during the marriage are subject to equitable distribution. This may include a house, retirement accounts, savings accounts, mortgages, or other debt.

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