JOSUE "JOSH" JEAN BAPTISTE

ATTORNEY AT LAW

I have been running my own firm for over 10 years now, making me an attorney who can approach each case with a level of knowledge and experience that is unmatched. I earned my J.D. from New York University Law School and have since focused on seeking justice for clients by defending them with tailor-made strategies. Jean Baptiste & Associates is proud to serve clients in Jersey City, Bridgewater, and Clifton, New Jersey.

PRACTICE AREAS

Family Law

Family law issues, like custody arrangements or divorce proceedings, can be emotional and financially taxing. Let us take some of the weight off your shoulders during this difficult time.

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Criminal Defense

Facing a criminal charge can be life-altering. Don't let it define your future. Let us seek justice on your behalf and protect your reputation. You deserve an ally who will fight for you.

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Personal Injury

If you have suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another party, then those responsible should be held accountable. We will seek a favorable result for you and your case.

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Real Estate

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you have certain rights that should be upheld. If these rights have been infringed upon, let us help you take action and seek the resolution you deserve.

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FAMILY LAW FAQS

Dealing with family law issues can be confusing and emotionally draining. We can help you take the first step in reaching stability.

A common question that clients may have is whether they should file for summary or traditional divorce. A summary divorce, which can also be called a summary dissolution of marriage, is a good choice  for couples who have minimal assets, no children, and do not want to involve spousal support in the settlement agreement. 

In a traditional divorce, property, assets, and debt, as well as custody of children need to be divided amongst the spouses. An attorney can help you decide which choice is right for you and your family.

In New Jersey, the primary consideration when determining child custody orders is the best interests of the child. If you are seeking joint custody, then your ability to agree, communicate, and cooperate with your spouse in regard to your child will be examined.

The court will take into account many other factors as well. Our experienced legal team can advocate for the best child custody arrangement for both you and your child.

The courts of New Jersey calculate child support based on a formula that includes each parent’s income, daycare expenses, medical insurance costs, social security benefits, living arrangements of the child, and any other relevant factors.

Having a legal team in your corner that will advocate for you and get you the best possible child support arrangement can make all the difference while you navigate this legal process.

The answer is yes. If you would like to modify your child support order, you can ask to schedule a modification conference as long as circumstances have changed to warrant an update of the child support order you previously agreed upon.

A change in circumstances refers to a permanent, substantial, and unanticipated life change. Otherwise, your support order will be automatically reviewed every three years by a judge.

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WHY CHOOSE JEAN BAPTISTE & ASSOCIATES?

A LEGAL TEAM DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU REACH A SATISFYING RESULT

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Our dedicated team of attorneys will tackle your case with a hands-on approach. We listen to what you want to achieve through the legal process and we work with you every step of the way to ensure that your needs are being met.

COMPASSIONATE

Facing a criminal charge or navigating a family law issue can be incredibly difficult. We understand that. As your legal team, we will always be available to answer any questions or ease any concerns you may have along the way.

TRUSTWORTHY

Putting your life in the hands of an attorney requires you to take a leap of faith. At Jean Baptiste & Associates, we take your case seriously and fight for you from start to finish. You can rest assured that we have your best interests in mind.

FIRST TIME BEING CHARGED WITH A CRIME? WE’RE HERE TO HELP.

At Jean Baptiste & Associates, we understand that one mistake is not representative of who you are, nor should it define your life. That’s why we offer a comprehensive and dedicated criminal defense to every client who needs help putting their legal situation behind them so they can seek a brighter future.

In New Jersey, crimes are categorized as indictable offenses and disorderly person offenses. Indictable offenses are equivalent to felonies in other states, whereas disorderly person offenses are equivalent to misdemeanors. No matter what you have been charged with, we are prepared to fight for you.

You may be feeling as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders as you navigate this difficult situation. The good news is that you don’t have to face the legal system alone. We will be in your corner from start to finish, advocating for you.

We have the experience and knowledge necessary to defend you, but more than that, we care. We want you to put the past behind you and be able to move forward. Don’t let a mistake or misstep affect your future. Contact Baptiste & Associates at any of our three offices in Jersey City, Bridgewater, or Clifton, New Jersey today to set up a consultation and take the first step toward building a better future.

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Evesham has been around since 1672, and even then the Quakers were handing out traffic tickets. Whether you get a citation for running a red light or for speeding, you owe it to yourself to fight it.

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Receiving a traffic ticket in Clifton is only slightly less annoying than getting one elsewhere, and only because Clifton is such a nice place to live and visit. We all make mistakes, and sometimes they happen while we’re driving and are witnessed by a police officer.

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