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Divorce is a complex, involved, and document-heavy process. Unfortunately, many people throughout the state of New Jersey decide that divorce is the only option left every single year. As you may know, divorce is often a costly process as well, which is why many spouses will wonder if they truly need to hire a divorce attorney to represent them, or if they should just represent themselves. Understand that representing yourself is never a good idea, and this blog’s purpose is to explain why. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Bergen County divorce attorney to learn more about the importance of retaining competent representation when facing a divorce.

Why You Need to Hire a New Jersey Divorce Attorney

If you’re about to go through the divorce process, you’ll need a competent divorce attorney in your corner, and for a variety of reasons. To start, you have a lot on the line. When couples can’t agree on their divorce terms in New Jersey, they’re in what’s known as a “contested divorce.” Essentially, in a contested divorce, your case will be brought in front of a judge, and the judge will ultimately determine your future. Judges have the discretion to decide on all contested divorce-related issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), property division, and more. Without a skilled attorney in your corner, you’re putting all of this in jeopardy. Our legal team has extensive experience representing clients in the divorce process and advocating for their goals and needs.

That said, even if you and your spouse can agree on all divorce-related issues and are in an uncontested divorce, you’ll still need an attorney who can help you correctly file all paperwork and smoothly dissolve your marriage. Further, you’d be surprised just how often couples who initially are in uncontested divorces can switch up once they actually sit down and start dividing property, deciding on custody, and more. For this reason, it’s always best to have knowledgeable legal representation in your corner from the start. If your divorce turns contested, you’ll be glad you already have an attorney in your corner who is familiar with your situation and who can fight for you, every step of the way.

If you have additional questions or would like to speak with our firm, simply pick up the phone and give us a call, or contact us online today. We’re here to help you successfully move on to your next chapter in life.


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