Do I Need an Attorney for a New Jersey Divorce?

There are many legal matters that come with going through a divorce. This can be complicated, which is why it is important to retain the services of a skilled New Jersey divorce attorney to guide the process. 

What Does a Divorce Attorney Do?

During divorce proceedings, a divorce attorney can be in charge of many tasks in order to reach your desired outcome. This can include: 

  • Assess the case to determine court jurisdiction
  • Develop a strategy for advising you regarding all aspects of the divorce
  • Prepare legal documents to file with the court
  • Conduct discovery to obtain information from the other party
  • Appear at all court appearances, depositions, and conferences
  • Schedule deadlines and court appearances
  • Inform you of actions you must take
  • Perform financial analyses of your case
  • Conduct legal research
  • Prepare you for any appearances and depositions
  • Prepare your case for hearings and trials
  • Advise you of your rights under the law
  • Counsel you about the risks and benefits that arise during your case

Will Additional Professionals Be Appointed to Work With My Attorney?

The process of divorce is complex. It has many different parts that sometimes require experts from other fields for assistance. When dealing with matters of children, it can sometimes be necessary to enlist a psychologist or psychiatrist to evaluate the situation and report back on what is in the best interest of the child. As finances are a large part of divorce as well, the court may appoint a forensic accountant in some cases. This individual can analyze the couple’s finances to help to determine how to divide their assets between them.

Do I Need an Attorney if I’ve Been Divorced Before?

When a person goes through a divorce, they may feel as if they know the process through and through by the time they are done. If they find themselves in a situation of divorce again, they may feel like they do not need legal counsel another time around. However, it is important to remember that all divorces are different. An individual’s second divorce may be completely different than their first. This can depend on the length of the marriage, if there are children, both spouses’ financial situation, age, health, and more. In addition to this, the law may have changed since a previous divorce, which is why is better to hire a divorce attorney to navigate these issues for you.

Contact our Firm

If you require strong legal representation for matters of divorce and family law in New Jersey, contact The Law Offices of Paone, Zaleski & Murphy to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today.