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Jul 3, 2018

New Jersey Divorce Lawyers

Divorce and Family Law Attorneys with Offices in Morris County, New Jersey

Pitfalls of Handling Your Own Divorce

Even with the proper legal representation, a divorce can be confusing, complex, overwhelming and emotionally charged. However, attempting to handle your divorce on your own can be even more stressful and devastating. Such an important part of your life, one that will have an impact on your future, should be handled by experienced professionals, even if it seems that you can handle it on your own.

The New Jersey divorce attorneys at Townsend, Tomaio and Newmark, L.L.C., in Morristown, New Jersey, are highly skilled family law attorneys. We have years of experience handling divorce and other issues, and focus our entire firm’s efforts on handling cases in this area only. Our concentration in family law has allowed us to become exceptionally knowledgeable and awarded. All of our partners have been recognized as New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. For more information or to schedule a consultation with our New Jersey divorce attorneys, contact our office today.

The Pitfalls of Handling Your Own Divorce in New Jersey

There are many ways that attempting to handle your own divorce can impact you negatively. Below are just some of the things to think about before dealing with a divorce on your own:

  • Representing yourself at a domestic violence trial. There are many determinations made at a domestic violence trial that can adversely affect your divorce proceedings, such as custody of your children, control of a family business and exclusive possession of the marital home.
  • Failing to return to using your maiden name at the time of divorce. The name change process can be costly and time consuming. It is better to include the resumption of your maiden name in the divorce process.
  • Not knowing how taxes will apply to a distributed retirement account or divided property. A New Jersey divorce lawyer may help you avoid unnecessary taxes that may result from the mishandling of property and assets. Attempting to do this on your own may be costly.
  • Not securing proper child support. Using life insurance as security for child support is important, especially if one parent passes away. However, it is essential that child support be determined accurately in order to see that the child is adequately provided for.

Even if you believe you and your spouse have minimal issues and may be able to work together to reach a settlement on your divorce, you can have the guidance of a lawyer at our firm. We provide assistance at all levels for our clients, and we can work with you to see that your needs are met while minimizing costs whenever possible.

Contact Our Morris County NJ Divorce Lawyers for Answers

Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss how we can help you with your divorce.

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Morristown / Morris County Law Office

65 Madison Ave

Suite 420

Morristown, NJ 07960

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