Teresa L. Reichek, Esq. is an attorney at Weinberger Divorce and Family Law Group, L.L.C. Ms. Reichek exclusively concentrates her practice on family and matrimonial matters, including divorce, child custody, asset division, alimony, child support, domestic violence and related family matters.
Whether dealing with a child support modification or complex litigated divorce, Ms. Reichek uses her legal prowess and dedication to protect and guide her clients through their matters, keeping them completely informed about their rights and options at all times. Ms. Reichek aims to minimize this tension while working diligently to resolve her client’s matter through individualized attention and advice. Ms. Reichek is particularly sensitive to the needs of her clients’ children and helps protect their best interests.
Ms. Reichek will always advocate for low conflict settlement methods whenever possible. Should going before a judge be necessary, Ms. Reichek is a skilled litigator with a consummate reputation for zealously advocating for her clients in court.
Believing that every client deserves equal footing, Ms. Reichek has as extensive history in representing victims of domestic violence. She began her family court experience in New York assisting victims of domestic violence in their applications for Protective Orders. She continued on this path working in multiple non-profit agencies in Middlesex County, New Jersey where she continued her work in domestic violence trials, dissolution matters and all other areas of family law.
Ms. Reichek then took her skills to Texas, practicing primarily in Travis and Williamson Counties in the Austin suburbs assisting clients with divorces and Orders of Protection and volunteering with her local police department as a victim’s advocate.
Ms. Reichek received her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College).
- Family Law
- Domestic Violence
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- New Jersey
- New Jersey Courts
- ID Number: 025852005
- State Bar of Texas
- ID Number: 24085547
- Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
- J.D. (2004) | Civil Litigation
- Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, Hofstra Law Women
- The College of New Jersey
- B.S. (1998) | Law & Justice, English Literature
- Activities: Circle K
- State Bar of New Jersey # 025852005
- Q. I go a letter from nj with both "custody" and "parental time" from her dad whose in jail and his mom can they get 100%
- A: Thank you for your question. I'm sure this must be very stressful for you. There are two types of custody in NJ, legal custody, which is where the parties share responsibility for major decisions in a child's life such as medical, education and religious upbringing. The second type is physical custody, which means where the child lives, and when and how often the other parent exercises parenting time. Likely what you received was a form court notice that automatically lists both. It is difficult to know more without seeing what the other side filed with the court. It is likely that the child's paternal grandmother is seeking parenting time (or visitation) with the child. Your best course of action is to consult with an experienced family law attorney who can review the paperwork and explain your rights and options.
- Q. Can i sue my father for threatening my mother to give her income tax returns to him
- A: Thank you for your question. I'm sure it is frustrating to watch your mother go through this. The short answer is No. You do not have standing to sue a third party, your mother is the one who will be potentially injured. Also, suing someone is typically for personal injury cases. If your parents are divorced then your mother can file a motion under the divorce docket number in family court to address the situation. If she feels that her safety is being threatened she can also request a temporary restraining order from the family court. She should contact an experienced family law attorney for a consultation to find out her options and receive advice on how to proceed in her specific circumstances.
- Q. How hard would it be for me to get full custody and approved for relocation out of New Jersey
- A: Thank you for such an interesting question. I'm sure it must be very frustrating to be in your situation. There are two kinds of custody, physical and legal. Physical custody is where the child primarily lives and who has parenting time. Legal custody is having the right to make big decisions for the child and have access to records, such as medical, educational and religious training. It sounds like you already have primary physical custody. Unless the child's father is proven unfit, you will always share legal custody. Moving out of state can be tricky. If you want to go to PA or DE and the father's parenting time will not be greatly impacted that is one thing. In which case you can ask the father to sign a document granting you permission to move. If you want to move a significant distance and you do not think he will agree, then you need to file a motion with the court and seek a court order. The standard is the "best interests of the child". This is a complicated issue that has changed significantly in the last 2 years due to new case law. You should consult with an experienced family law attorney before proceeding.
- Q. Need divorce advice for husband who left home due to mental and physical abuse by the stay at home mother.
- A: Thank you for your inquiry. I’m sure this must be a very frustrating situation for your friend. He will need temporary orders to set parameters pending the end of the divorce. The issue of his parenting time, and other things, can be addressed with a motion. There are many factors effecting the outcome of such a motion. If he has not done so yet, he needs to seek a free consultation from a qualified family law attorney. His situation sounds like it has many issues that need to addressed by a professional.
- Q. What happens if I cannot afford a divorce?
- A: You should consult with a qualified family law attorney sooner rather than later. There are too many factors involved to be able to adequately respond to your questions because each case is unique. Daycare costs are generally split in proportion to your respective incomes. This is on top of any child support the non primary parent may owe. Your child support payments are based on several things including income of both parties, number and ages of the children, if either party has additional children outside of the relationship, and how many overnights the children spend with each parent. If your living arrangements are acceptable for overnights for 70/30 then they are also acceptable for 50/50. Distance from the other parent and many other things can effect parenting time because the overall standard is the best interests of the children. In addition, because of the large disparity in incomes, you may be entitled to alimony from your wife. This also depends on multiple factors including length of the marriage, earning potential, and others. This is why you should seek out an attorney who can answer your questions specifically tailored to your situation, Many firms, including mine, offer free consultations so that you can be informed of your rights and options as you commence the divorce process.
- Q. My husband and I have been married for 6 years and separated for 1 year of those 6 I would like to file an annulment.
- A: In order to get an annulment in New Jersey you need one of the underlying grounds. These are: 1. Fraud or lies were used to trick one of you into agreeing to the marriage; 2. Bigamy; 3. one of you was under 18 when you married and you have not had sexual relations since turning 18; 4. One of you did not understand that you were getting married at the time that you did due to intoxication or mental condition; 5. one of you only agreed to marry due to severe threats; 6. you and your spouse are too closely related and should not have been allowed to marry; 7. incurable impotence by either party at the time the marriage took place. Absent one of these reasons, you are not eligible for an annulment and must seek a divorce. If you are seeking an annulment for religious reasons, there are other options such as a Divorce from Bed and Board. You should consult with a qualified family law attorney to find out what the options are for someone in your specific situation. Every case is unique and only a competent attorney can explain the best way to move forward.
- Q. How as the daughter in college at age of 21 turning 22 can I receive the child support money?
- A: You should consult with an experienced family law attorney who can assist your father in filing a motion to emancipate you and terminate the child support. There are multiple factors involved. Many firms, including mine, offer free consults to give you a better idea of what is involved.
- Q. Ex-wife remarried moved out of state child no longer lives with her am I required to pay child support
- A: You are required to pay child support until and unless you get a new court order. Given the change of circumstances you have described you should consult with an experienced family law attorney to file a motion to modify your prior order and give you a credit for any support paid after the date that the child stopped living with your ex-spouse. There are some exceptions to this, such as if the child is a full time student living in temporary housing related to his or her education. The many intricacies involved with a child support matter is why you should seek out counsel to advocate for your interests.
- Q. I have a court order for permanent alimony for the past 11 years. Ex-husband wants me to agree to terminate alimony.
- A: Your ex-husband is willfully underemployed. He could make a motion to terminate your alimony, but he would have to show a permanent change in circumstances that is not his doing. He can move to terminate alimony if he claims to be retired, although he has not reached the customary age to do so. You need a experienced attorney who can guide you through all the intricacies and aspects of this process. If he stops paying you will need to file a motion to enforce. You should not sign his agreement without a thorough review by an attorney and advice on your situation.