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Do I Need a New Jersey Divorce Attorney?

Going through a divorce is a very trying time in an individual’s life. It involves numerous legal matters that can be difficult for a spouse to navigate on their own. It is because of this that it is important to retain the services of an experienced and compassionate New Jersey divorce attorney for assistance. This ensures you are prepared and ready for whatever comes your way during the divorce proceedings. 

What Does a Divorce Attorney Do?

A divorce attorney plays a very important role in helping you reach the desired outcome of your divorce. This can be done by performing any of the following tasks on your behalf:

  • Assess the case to determine court jurisdiction
  • Develop a strategy for advising you regarding all aspects of the divorce
  • Prepare legal documents to file with the court
  • Conduct discovery to obtain information from the other party
  • Appear at all court appearances, depositions, and conferences
  • Schedule deadlines and court appearances
  • Inform you of actions you must take
  • Perform financial analyses of your case
  • Conduct legal research
  • Prepare you for any appearances and depositions
  • Prepare your case for hearings and trials
  • Advise you of your rights under the law
  • Counsel you about the risks and benefits that arise during your case

Will Additional Professionals Be Appointed to Work With My Attorney?

Divorce is a complex process that has several different parts to it. Sometimes, this may require experts from additional fields to be enlisted for help. In cases where parenting and custody is brought into question, the court may appoint a psychologist or psychiatrist in order to evaluate and report what situations are in the best interest of the child.

As financial matters are integral to divorce cases, the court may appoint a forensic accountant as well. This individual can perform an analysis that is relevant to the couple in question. This may be necessary if one spouse owns a business or has a large inheritance.

Do I Need an Attorney if I’ve Been Divorced Before?

After going through a divorce, an individual may feel as if they have learned a great deal about the proceedings after going through the process for so long. It is because of this that if they find themselves in a situation of divorce again in their life, they may feel as if they do not need legal representation the second time around and can handle the proceedings by themselves. However, it is important to consider that every divorce is different from one another. It is because of this that proceedings may change from one divorce to another. This is dependent upon the length of the marriage, if there are children, each spouse’s financial situation, age, health, and more. In addition to this, the law may have changed since a previous divorce. It is because of this that it is better to hire a divorce attorney to handle these important matters for you.

Contact our Firm

If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.