Reasons to Hire an Attorney for a Divorce

Divorce can be draining and emotional. It is all too easy to make damaging assumptions regarding you and your ex-spouse’s plans for your divorce when you are going through such a stressful time in your life. Many individuals may even question if an attorney is right for them and their divorce process. Continue reading to discover the reasons why hiring an attorney for your divorce will be beneficial to you and your future. Plus, discover some of the damaging assumptions many individuals make regarding their divorce and how to avoid them with the assistance of an attorney. Contact our firm today to begin this process.

The Most Common Assumptions about Divorce

It is dangerous to make assumptions regarding something as important as your divorce. To avoid making assumptions about your divorce, hire an understanding and knowledgeable attorney who will help you get on the right track and make decisions that are best for you and your future.

Many people assume that they and their ex-spouse will be able to work out a compromise. However, realistically, this is not a great route to take. It is best to hire an attorney given the number of factors that are taken into consideration during a divorce and the number of ways that a divorce can go south. Having an attorney on your side from the start will keep your best interest in mind.

Another assumption or mistake many make when facing divorce is choosing not to request child support or alimony. There are many factors that may play a part in making this decision, whether it be out of guilt or pride. This is another reason why having an understanding attorney on your side will be able to focus your intentions purposefully and realistically. The cost of living alone is easy to overlook when making this decision. Many individuals regret not requesting support payments.

Individuals might assume that they will simply get half of all of their assets in a 50/50 divorce. However, this is unfortunately not true due to the New Jersey property distribution system being much more complex than a 50/50 split. The court will instead consider many factors to make decisions on which spouse gets certain assets. An attorney will help you to realistically visualize the assets you can achieve and how to fight for the divorce agreement you deserve to live comfortably.

Each of these common assumptions and mistakes is a reason to have an experienced attorney on your team to walk you through the reality of each decision you will make regarding your divorce. Another reason to retain the services of an attorney is to make decisions on the type of divorce you will file for. An attorney will help you determine which route is best for your personal situation with your best interest in mind. An attorney will also allow you to assess whether you have prenuptial agreements in place. If not, they may be able to draft a postnuptial agreement on your behalf.

No matter the assumptions you may have about your divorce or the circumstances between you and your ex-spouse, our firm is here to help you through each step of the way. Let’s get started today.

Contact our experienced Bergen County firm

At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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