If you try to settle your divorce on your own, it’s easy to overlook key provisions for your children and what New Jersey law provides for alimony and distribution of certain types of assets. A bad divorce judgment is extremely hard to undo. It’s far more expensive to pay an attorney to try and fix a bad divorce judgment after the fact.
There can also be a big unknown about what will happen to your children, your money, and the assets that you’ve worked so hard to build.
Your first step is to talk to us. We’ll set up a confidential, in-person meeting where we can sit down and talk about what happens next. We’ll discuss your situation, your family, and the things that matter most to you. We talk about your needs and goals and you will learn how to maximize the chances of reaching an amicable divorce agreement to save you time, money, and additional conflict. We’ll design a customized strategy to go about settling your divorce amicably to avoid a costly and acrimonious divorce court process. You’ll leave with a game plan and a clear idea of how to move forward with your life.
Out of Court Settlements
In New Jersey, the overwhelming majority of divorce cases are settled by mutual agreement. This is where both spouses enter into and sign a written Marital Settlement Agreement, often called an MSA. The MSA is a contract that resolves all issues between you and your spouse. These can include custody, child support, alimony, and division of assets and debts. The MSA becomes part of the Judgment of Divorce granted by the court.
The costs of reaching an agreement with your spouse out of court are likely to be a fraction of what they’d be if a court were to decide the issues for you. We create and negotiate customized agreements with financial and tax ramifications in mind. Unlike lawyers who default to fighting in court, I focus on settlement. This helps you move forward emotionally, financially and legally protected with peace of mind and confidence in your future.
Providing Peace of Mind
Divorce is scary and can make you feel like your life is falling apart. We’re here to take you through the process with peace of mind.
The approach we offer is intended to reduce conflict in a way that is cost-effective. We focus on creating lasting results that are designed to meet your most important needs, interests, and goals.
Therefore, you are likely to learn new things about yourself and feel more connected to what matters most to you. This will lead to a greater sense of control and peace of mind.
While divorce is about dissolving the “business” of marriage, it’s not all business. We need to address the emotional aspects of the divorce process, as well as the legal and financial aspects, to create lasting solutions.
You can also choose a specific legal service based on what you most want to achieve at this time. For example, you might only need help with negotiating and drafting a custody and parenting time agreement.
For more information on how to settle your divorce out of court, read this post.
If your spouse hires a lawyer who insists on going right to court, you will receive skilled and fully dedicated legal representation and every moment will be dedicated to resolving the issues in the most cost effective way and in line with what you ultimately want to achieve.
Unfortunately, many lawyers don’t tell their clients what happens if their case goes to trial and encourage clients to become further entrenched in the “rightness” of their positions. As a result, many divorcing spouses are falsely led to believe they will somehow be vindicated if a judge hears their “side.”
The Cost of Divorce
Worried about legal fees? Don’t be.
With our straightforward and transparent approach to fees, you’ll know precisely what we charge and exactly what you’ll get for your money.
If you’re ready to get started, call us now at (973) 292-9090.