Family Law

Divorce and Custody Issues are Difficult, both Financially and Emotionally.


            DeNoia & Tambasco, LLC has significant experience in this area.

            Catherine A. Tambasco has been practicing family law in Ocean County since 1976 and she will handle your matter appropriately, whether your matter requires delicate negotiation or aggressive litigation.

            G. John Germann has been practicing family law since 1996 and he, too, has the necessary skill and experience to handle your matter appropriately.

            If you are considering a divorce or having custody issues, please contact our firm to

schedule a consultation. At the time of consultation, some frequently asked questions are as follows:

1.         What grounds can be utilized for the filing of divorce and what are the ramifications of those grounds?

            2.         What determines the amount of child support and/or alimony                           to be paid?

3.         What determines custody and the rights of the custodial parent,    inclusive of relocation?

4.         Who would be responsible for the household bills pending final resolution and would the marital home need to be sold?

5.         What assets would each party be entitled to, inclusive of pension and retirement plans?



            As the answers to these questions are unique to each individual, we will be able to provide you with sufficient information to afford you an idea of how divorce may ultimately affect you. Therefore, if you are experiencing marital difficulties and contemplating filing for divorce, it would be in your best interest to schedule a consultation in order to obtain sufficient information before making such a life-changing decision.


Child Support guidelines.




The above is not legal advice. That can only come from a qualified attorney who is familiar with all the facts and circumstances of a particular, specific case and the relevant law. See Terms of Use.

No Palimony Unless Agreement in Writing
In the case of Cavalli v. Arena, the Cape May County Superior Court ruled that where parties to a relationship which predates the amendments to the New Jersey statute of frauds requiring palimony actions to be in writing files their action alleging palimony after the date of the amendment (January 2010), the statute still bars the palimony claim.
          Effective January of 2010 Legislature amended N JS A 25:1 – 5 was amended to provide as follows:
No action shall be brought upon any of the following agreements or promises, unless the agreement or promise, upon which such action shall be brought or some memorandum or note     thereof, shall be in writing, and signed by the party to be charged therewith, or by some other  person thereunto by him lawfully authorized:…
h. A promise by one party to a non-marital personal relationship to provide support or other consideration for the other party, either during the course of such relationship or after its termination. For the purposes of this subsection, no such written promise is binding unless it was made with the independent advice of counsel for both parties.
          The law firm of DeNoia & Tambasco, L.L.C. is experienced in family law, including prosecution and defense, and palimony cases.