For many people, going through a divorce is the most significant legal matter they’ll ever face. Not only is a divorce a legal matter, but it’s also a personal matter. With so much at stake, you likely feel overwhelmed and unsure where to turn. Especially since divorce frequently involves financial matters, you may wonder whether you can afford the cost of an attorney or if you should instead try and “go it alone,” so to speak. That said, the truth of the matter is that it’s always best to proceed with a lawyer in your corner who truly cares about your future and well-being and who is knowledgeable in the field of divorce law. Please continue reading and reach out to our Monmouth County divorce attorney to learn more about why you need a lawyer and how our legal team can help guide you through the process.
Why You Should Hire a Lawyer for Your New Jersey Divorce
There are several reasons why it’s always best to proceed with a seasoned legal advocate in your corner. To start, an attorney is (or at least should be) knowledgeable of the law and understands the ins and outs of how divorces work here in the state of New Jersey. Further, divorce is a document-heavy process, to say the least, and having an attorney on your side can ensure that you meet all deadlines, stay organized, and have everything you need to move forward with the process.
Additionally, an attorney can provide you with earnest legal advice and give you realistic expectations for your future. For example, if you don’t have a prenuptial agreement in place and can’t agree on property division, you likely won’t get to keep everything you want to keep. Our firm can help you fight for what matters most to you, all while informing you of your odds of keeping certain things.
Even if you’re in an uncontested divorce, meaning you and your ex agree on all divorce terms, such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division, it’s best to have an attorney who can ensure all paperwork is properly filled out and filed. You should also know that uncontested divorces quickly turn contested once both spouses get down to setting these terms in stone, and if your divorce turns contested, you’ll be glad you have an attorney already on your side and who is familiar with your case.
If you have any other questions or want to speak with a divorce lawyer from our firm, just give us a call today.
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