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Category Archives: Family Law

Should I Try to Save My Marriage, or File for a Divorce?

Morris County NJ Divorce AttorneysWhen working with our Morris County divorce clients, one of the most common questions they have for us is if we think they should actually pursue a divorce, or try to save their marriage. Unfortunately, there is usually no easy or one-size-fits-all answer to this question.

Of course, if one partner has a new romantic relationship, or if there are domestic violence or abuse issues, the marriage should likely end. On the other hand, many times our clients don’t even know how their marriage got to the point of potentially ending in divorce, or what to do about it.

While we are not marriage counselors, we can provide some guidance when it comes to making such a crucial decision, and some potential resources you can tap when it comes to helping you keep your marriage together.

Identify That There Is a Problem

Chester, NJ Divorce Attorneys

You cannot fix something if you do not first identify that it is broken, and this is especially true for a marriage. However, rather than saying what exactly you believe those problems to be (as this can easily result in just another argument), it is better to instead see if your spouse agrees that something in your marriage is fundamentally not working.

Sometimes it can be the case that they really don’t realize how bad things have gotten between you. Or, they may agree with you, at which point you can take some steps to try and decide if they marriage is worth saving, and how you might be able to do it.

Things That Definitely Won’t Save Your Marriage

Mendham, NJ Divorce Lawyers

Many times, married couples think that changes like having a kid, moving, or some other surface level change will save their marriage. In our experience as divorce lawyers, this is never the case. The issues in your marriage which are causing one party or the other to consider divorce are not going to go away with any of these changes, and may even be exacerbated in many cases by such changes.

The point is, if there are problems in your marriage which are causing one or both spouses to want to divorce, professional help is the only thing that may be able to save the marriage, not having another child or some other change in your routine or circumstance.

Seek Professional Help

Chatham, NJ Family Law Firm

If you and your spouse agree that your marriage is worth saving, its probably going to take professional help to do so if it is gotten to the point that one party or the other.

However, this help can take many different forms. For example, some couples may find success with marriage counseling or other types of therapy. For others, the support and guidance your church or clergy can provide can be a potential solution. Lastly, simply asking for close friends and family members to intervene and help you discuss your issues and potential solutions can be of benefit.

Contact Our Morris County Divorce Attorneys Today

With all this being said, not every marriage will succeed, no matter the steps taken or efforts made. When this is the case, and a divorce does become necessary, it is highly important that you retain experienced legal counsel during this process in order to help you resolve the key divorce issues of child custody, child support, alimony, and marital asset division which protects the unique needs, interests, and concerns of you and your family and children.

At The Law Office of Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to resolve their divorce through a variety of means such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, collaboration, and litigation in towns across New Jersey and Morris County, including Chester, Mendham, Chatham, Harding, Morris Township, and Morristown.

To speak with our effective and knowledgeable legal team today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your divorce, any of its related issues, or a post-divorce modification or family law appeal, please contact us online, or through our Morristown, NJ office at (973) 828-0829.

Arbitration in Family Law Disputes

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method of arbitration is quickly becoming a very popular way to resolve not only divorces and their related issues of child custody, child support, alimony, and marital asset division, but also to resolve almost any other family law dispute as well. When it comes to ADR methods, arbitration stands out… Continue Reading

How Can Domestic Violence Affect a Child Custody Agreement?

Domestic violence, and the commonly resulting legal actions of temporary restraining orders and final restraining orders, can be one of the most trying, stressful, and emotionally difficult situations for any family to face. In the case of the abused party, securing protection for themselves and/or their children is of extreme importance. On the other hand,… Continue Reading

Landmark Decision Changes NJ Child Relocation Law

On Tuesday, in a landmark decision THAT WILL IMPACT ALL NEW JERSEY PARENTS SEEKING TO RELOCATE, the New Jersey Supreme Court modified the Appellate Division and created a new standard of review when a parent seeks to remove the children to another state.   The conflict arose when the mother sought to relocate to Utah,… Continue Reading

How to Divorce an Abusive Spouse

Spousal abuse and domestic violence can take many forms, and can be difficult for the victim to extract themselves from the situation. People fear that filing for a divorce will only antagonize the abuser, and push them to committing further acts of abuse. However, New Jersey law provides many protections for victims of domestic violence… Continue Reading

Social Security Disability and Child Support

A disability can result in great financial difficulty. This is particularly true for a parent who is financially responsible for a child or children. In the case that a parent is receivingĀ social security disability benefits, it can affect their child supportĀ agreement in several ways. In this article, we will take a look how social security… Continue Reading

What Your Divorce Attorney Needs to Know

Every divorce is different, and can often involve stressful and sometimes embarrassing private matters. When going through a divorce however, it is critical that your Chester divorce attorney is kept fully informed, no matter how difficult it may be to discuss your family’s private business. As hard as it may be to discuss certain things… Continue Reading

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