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Why Do I Need an Attorney During a New Jersey Divorce?

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult time in a person’s life. Throughout the proceedings, many marital issues come into question that can change their future. This can include child custody, child support, the division of assets, alimony, and more. These are important matters that should be treated as such and with the utmost care. It is because of this that an experienced and compassionate New Jersey divorce attorney should be retained to assist the case. 

Why Do I Need an Attorney?

When a person goes through a divorce, it often becomes the focus of conversations in their life. Many outside influences give their opinions and advice, insisting they know what is best. However, most of these individuals do not know the full facts of the case. Even if they do, they usually do not have the professional experience to back up their advice. The only person who can provide this in situations of divorce is a proper attorney. An attorney can be a trusted and supportive advocate throughout the entire proceedings. With open communication, an attorney can help achieve the best possible outcome for a spouse going through a divorce. 

What Can an Attorney do for me?

The process of divorce can be overwhelming, as there are many things to consider and take care of. During this time, an attorney’s job is to help take care of these matters. This can include handling the following tasks on behalf of clients:

  • Assess the case to determine which court has jurisdiction on the matter
  • Develop a strategy to advise clients about all aspects of the case, including the treatment of assets and child matters
  • Prepare legal documents to file with the court
  • Conduct discovery to obtain information from the other party (depositions, requests for production of documents, written interrogatories, etc.)
  • Appear at all court appearances, depositions, and conferences
  • Schedule all deadlines and court appearances
  • Support clients in responding to information requests
  • Inform clients of actions they are required to take
  • Perform financial analyses of the case
  • Conduct the necessary legal research
  • Prepare clients for all court appearances and depositions
  • Prepare the case for hearings and trial, including preparing exhibits and interviewing witnesses
  • Advise clients about their rights under the law
  • Counsel clients about the risks and benefits of negotiated settlement compared to trial

Contact our Firm

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