Why Should I Hire an Attorney For a Divorce?

Divorce is among the most stressful times in a person’s life, and to make matters worse, it is often draining, both emotionally and financially. Because of this, many spouses debate whether they truly need an attorney to help them through the divorce process. The answer, for many reasons, is yes, you will need an attorney, but don’t take our word for it–simply continue reading to learn more about why it’s always best to retain the services of an experienced Bergen County family law attorney before proceeding.

What are some common divorce assumptions?

Many people assume various things about the divorce process, though these assumptions rarely hold truth. For example, many spouses will assume both they and their spouses will be able to work out a compromise. Unfortunately, this is generally not the best option, as things can go south, and if they do, you will have wished you retained the services of an experienced attorney from the start.

Additionally, oftentimes spouses will choose not to request alimony or child support, whether out of guilt, pride, or simply because they do not believe they will need it. Unfortunately, once the true cost of living alone begins to set in, many spouses wish they requested some sort of support payments. Fortunately, our firm can help you get the support payments you need.

Oftentimes, people assume that they will get half of all their assets 50/50 in a divorce. This is also simply untrue, as the New Jersey property distribution system is far more complex. Generally, the court will consider several factors and then decide which spouse gets which assets. An attorney can help ensure that your case is heard and that you receive the maximum amount of the assets you deserve.

There are various types of divorce, and various decisions need to be made. For example, you may wonder whether you should file for a no-fault or fault-based divorce. Our firm can help you determine which is best for you. Additionally, we can assess whether you have any prenuptial agreements in place, or even draft a postnuptial agreement on you and your spouse’s behalf. No matter your circumstances, our firm is here to help you through the legal process, every step of the way.

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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