Hackensack: Not Just Any County Seat
Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey and serves as its county seat. As a suburb of New York City, Hackensack is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Manhattan and 7 miles from the George Washington Bridge. The city is known for its diverse neighborhoods, premier medical and educational institutions, thriving downtown district and more.
With its motto being “A City in Motion,” Hackensack is experiencing a Renaissance with several expansion and redevelopment initiatives underway to improve lifestyle, culture and commerce. The projects include building a new indoor SportsDome at Johnson Park, remodeling the Shops at Riverdale, building new residential units and retail space downtown, overhaul of Recreation Center on Holt Street, and upgrading many city parks and recreation facilities.
Things to Do in Hackensack
Hackensack is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. At Hackensack Meadows, you can go boating, canoeing, and kayaking on the Hackensack River.
During the winter months, the place to be is Campgaw Mountain. This family snow sports center is the best place in Bergen County for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.
For the history buff, you can visit the New Jersey Naval Museum which is dedicated to the state’s Navy heritage and naval history in general. Along the Hackensack River, you’ll find the U.S.S. Ling, a World War II-era submarine.
State of the Art Medical Facilities and Educational Institutions
Hackensack is home to some of the most prominent medical facilities and educational institutions in New Jersey and the country at large.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private, co-educational university that borders the Hackensack River in both Teaneck and Hackensack. It is the first American university to own and operate an international campus and is the largest private institution of higher education in New Jersey.
Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) was listed as the #1 hospital in New Jersey in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospital rankings.
In the magazines’s 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospital edition, the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center ranked #45 in pediatric neurology and neurosurgery specialties.
Are You Considering a Divorce?
When contemplating filing for divorce in Hackensack, you may have a lot of questions keeping you up at night. Divorce attorney Erlina Perez can help you understand what the divorce process in Hackensack entails. You don’t have to go through this alone. You can count on Ms. Perez to listen to your concerns and goals and chart a path forward that is in you and your family’s best interests.
For a free consultation to learn more about your divorce legal options, call our office located in Hackensack at (201) 880-7070.
The Erlina Perez Law Firm serves Hackensack, Teaneck, and the surrounding areas.
Compassionate Divorce Representation for Hackensack Residents
We specialize in all aspects of family law. Here are just some of the family law matters we can assist with:
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce
- Division of assets and debts
- Spousal support/alimony
- Child support
- Child custody and visitation/parenting time
- Temporary Orders
- Post Judgement Enforcement and Modification
Filing for Divorce in Hackensack
Before beginning the divorce process, you must meet the residency requirement which states that you or your spouse must have been a resident of New Jersey for at least a year. If you satisfy this requirement, Ms. Perez can proceed in filing a divorce complaint on your behalf at the Bergen County Court House located in Hackensack.
Dividing Marital Property
New Jersey is known as an equitable distribution state; meaning if you are not able to come to terms of agreement regarding the division of marital property on your own, the judge is responsible for doing so in a way that is fair and equitable. All property accumulated over the course of the marriage including income can be classified as marital property.
The judge will consider several factors before deciding how to divide the property, including: the living standard during the marriage, the contribution of property or the income to the marriage from each spouse, the length of the marriage, and each party’s economic situation at the time of the divorce.
Based on these same factors, permanent or temporary alimony may be awarded.
Divorce and Children
When children are involved in a divorce, the stakes get even higher. At the Erlina Perez Law Firm, we always strive to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children and take active measures to mitigate or minimize any undue harm during the divorce process. We will fight fiercely to protect your parental rights and preserve the relationship you have with your children.