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How to Combat Parental Kidnapping

How to Combat Parental Kidnapping

When Custody Disagreements Go Too Far   For many separated parents, custody and parenting time are emotionally charged issues. When it comes to spending time with your child, any indiscretion on the other parent’s part can sometimes result in drastic measures being taken. Sometimes this results in parental kidnapping.   Protecting Your Parental Rights   Legally defined as the taking or withholding of a child in violation of the other parent’s rights, parental kidnapping can include anything from a parent refusing to let the other parent see the child to taking the child out of the state without permission. Parental kidnapping is more common than you’d think. There are a number of steps you can take to combat parental kidnapping, either preventatively or reactively. Having a legally enforceable custody arrangement is your first step. Including stipulations in your agreement that limit what the other parent can do with the child is one way you can protect your rights.   If those rights are violated, however, you will need to take the next step, which is usually involving law enforcement. A custody order is court issued. This means if a person violates the order they are disobeying the court. This is a serious offense. So is taking a child when or where you are not legally permitted to do so. Involving law enforcement can help ensure your child is returned to safety as soon as possible. Once this occurs, you will want to modify the custody order to place restrictions on when and where the other parent can spend time with your child. The parent who kidnapped your child may lose custody and may only be able to see your child under supervision and in public spaces.   Consult with an experienced New Jersey custody attorney if you have concerns about parental kidnapping. If you suspect the other parent may commit such an offense, there are ways you can fortify your custody arrangement to ensure your parental rights are well protected. A custody attorney can also help you if your child has been kidnapped or withheld from you and you need to modify a custody order. Doing so swiftly is of upmost importance, and an attorney can ensure your rights are protected and your child is returned to safety as soon as possible.   Are you concerned about parental kidnapping? Williams Law Group, LLC is here to help you make...

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Protecting Your Child During Divorce Proceedings

Protecting Your Child During Divorce Proceedings

Extra Protection During a Difficult Time   Divorce can tear families apart. Contested divorces, in particular, can be emotionally devastating for both parents and children. Children can struggle with seeing their parents fight in court, but there are measures you can take to protect your child during divorce proceedings.   During a divorce, you may need to protect your child from many things. For instance, your feelings toward your spouse can influence how your child views the other parent. Similarly, your spouse’s treatment toward you may cause your child some distress. Both of these factors can contribute to parental alienation, which is when a child turns against one parent. But you and your spouse aren’t the only potential contributors of negativity you need to protect your child from. A custody arrangement or parenting time schedule that doesn’t work for your family may cause your child to struggle with the adjustment. If you and your spouse cannot agree on these matters, you may need to mediate or take it to court. Custody is one of the most important parts of your divorce. Who your child will live and spend time with will affect his or her life significantly for years to come. That being said, it is crucial you ensure the custody arrangement and parenting plan is truly in your child’s best interests. Protecting him or her from a detrimental custody arrangement should be your top priority.   You may also need to protect your child from neglect or abuse. It is not uncommon for children to be subject to unsafe environments during a divorce. Many factors can contribute to an unsafe environment, such as an emotionally abusive parent or new partner. If you are concerned about the other parent having custody, you may want to work with a custody evaluator or a guardian ad litem to ensure you have a third party opinion on the matter. But first, consult with an experienced New Jersey custody attorney if you have any questions or concerns about protecting your child during divorce proceedings. This is a crucial time for your child, and that makes it all the more important you are aware of the risks and can protect your child from them.   Are you going through a divorce and have questions about how to protect your child? Williams Law Group, LLC can assist you with your divorce case and help you...

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Can I Get Temporary Support Orders During a Divorce?

Can I Get Temporary Support Orders During a Divorce?

Interim Orders   Contested divorce proceedings can easily take months or even years. During this time, your financial future may be uncertain, but you may be more concerned about your financial present. If you have separated from your spouse and are living in separate houses but are not yet divorced, you may be trying to make your usual income stretch across two households. Divorce creates new expenses, such as the costs of one spouse moving out and your legal fees. Fortunately, you may be able to get temporary financial support orders while your divorce is pending.   Temporary orders, also called pendent lite orders if issued during a divorce, can be obtained by either reaching an agreement with your spouse or by filing a motion with the court. This temporary support lasts only until the divorce is finalized, at which point final orders may be put in place. You can ask for both temporary child support and alimony. You can also request your spouse pay for your healthcare coverage. Usually, the marital standard of living, or marital status quo, will be a guiding factor when determining a temporary alimony amount. This is the standard of living you and your spouse enjoyed during the marriage. You may also be able to include in the motion a request for certain assets or belongings. Temporary child support will be calculated much like a final child support amount will be. You can also get a temporary custody arrangement that will give you and the other parents guidelines for parenting while the divorce is pending. You don’t need to have a temporary custody arrangement, but it can help ensure your rights as a parent are protected.   Speak with an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney if you need to file a motion for temporary financial support while your divorce is pending. It is important that you can meet your basic living expenses in the meantime, especially if you have a child to support. If you and your spouse do not agree on the temporary support, you will need to ask the judge to issue an order. This can be a complicated process and may take several weeks. An attorney will help you file a motion for temporary orders while your divorce is pending so you can get all the relief you are entitled to, allowing you to meet your basic living expenses and support...

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How Can I Get Physical Custody?

How Can I Get Physical Custody?

Fighting for Physical Custody   Physical custody gives you the right to have your child live with you. Physical custody, also called residential custody, can be shared if both parents are able to have the child live with them. In some cases, however, physical custody is granted solely to one parent, the primary caretaker. If you want physical custody of your child, there may be steps you can take to help you prevail in a custody action. Speaking with an experienced New Jersey custody attorney can give you a better idea of what you need to do to get physical custody, but here are some things you should know:   The court is unlikely to grant physical custody to a parent who is unable to meet the child’s needs, especially with regards to their living arrangement. For example, if one parent were unable to provide a safe and healthy home environment for the child, the court will likely grant the other parent custody. One of the many factors the court will consider when deciding on physical custody is what arrangement will give the child the most stability. Stability in the household is very important for children. The courts do not want to see children exchanged between two parents in a way that is detrimental. In many cases, one parent will be granted physical custody, and the other parent will get appropriate parenting time, also referred to as visitation. This allows the child to have a stable and constant home environment but still spend time with the other parent.   If you feel it is in your child’s best interest to live with you, speak with a custody attorney about your options. Depending on whether you already have a standing custody arrangement, you may need to initiate a custody action with the court if the other parent does not agree with your proposed physical custody arrangement. You may need to mediate the matter or continue to trial. If the other parent has physical custody, you will also have to demonstrate why this particular arrangement is not in your child’s best interests. If you are seeking shared physical custody, you will need to demonstrate that the division between your two houses will not be detrimental to your child. In either case, you could face some adversity in the process. A skilled New Jersey custody attorney can advise you of your rights...

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New Jersey Parenting Plans: Guidelines for Co-Parenting

New Jersey Parenting Plans: Guidelines for Co-Parenting

Planning for Co-Parenting   Just as parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual, neither does co-parenting. Moreover, co-parenting presents many additional challenges, meaning it is even more important you have guidelines. And, no one has written the definitive book on co-parenting because each family is unique, and each set of co-parents faces unique challenges. For this reason, New Jersey parenting plans must be filed in divorce or custody cases when the parents cannot agree on all matters. A parenting plan can be used to help co-parents successfully raise their child together.   What Do New Jersey Parenting Plans Do?   A parenting plan, also called a parenting agreement or custody arrangement, provides the guidelines needed for successful co-parenting. When the parents cannot agree, a parenting plan serves as a legal document that holds each parent accountable. Parenting plans include the custody determination, certain guidelines for raising your child, and a parenting time schedule. A parenting time schedule outlines the division of parenting time each parent will have. For example, the parenting time schedule may indicate the days and times during the week one parent may spend with the child. Typically, parents can engage in mediation if they cannot agree on what to include in the parenting plan. If mediation is unsuccessful, the parents have to take the matter to court. New Jersey parenting plans ensure each parent has the guidelines needed to meet all the child’s needs. When creating a parenting plan, the standard is what is in the best interests of the child. In other words, the decisions made in the parenting plan must be made with the child’s needs and not the parents’ preferences in mind. Creating a parenting plan is difficult, especially if custody is contested or there are concerns of child abuse or neglect. You may want to consult with a knowledgeable New Jersey custody attorney if you need to create a parenting plan but don’t know where to start. An attorney can advise you of your rights as a parent and help you navigate the process of creating a parenting plan that is truly in the best interests of your child.   Do you need a New Jersey parenting plan? If so, Williams Law Group, LLC can assist you. The skilled attorneys at Williams Law Group, LLC will help you create a parenting plan that looks out for your child’s best interests. Located in...

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