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Nine Reasons Why You Need a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer

If you are like a sizable number of people contemplating divorce in New Jersey, you may be debating with yourself as to whether or not you need to hire a lawyer. You may be thinking that you and your spouse get along pretty well and believe that you may be able to work things out on your own. You may have concluded that you are smart enough to work your way through the New Jersey marriage dissolution process. The fact is that there nine reasons why a person in your shoes needs to consider seriously retaining the services of an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer:

  • New Jersey marriage dissolution law is complicated
  • New Jersey divorce court procedures are complex
  • A procedural misstep in a divorce case can have dire consequences
  • Ending of a marriage is an emotionally charged experience
  • Odds are the other party will have legal counsel
  • A divorce that seems simple may not be
  • An experienced lawyer has access to experts
  • An attorney is a capable negotiator
  • A lawyer can make strong arguments in court
New Jersey Marriage Dissolution Law is Complicated

A key reason why you must give serious thought to hiring a New Jersey divorce lawyer arises from the fact that marriage dissolution law is complicated. The typical lawyer has had three years of law school and what can amount to a considerable amount of time practicing in the family law arena. It is precisely this background that is vitally necessary to effectively pursue a marriage dissolution case in the Garden State.

New Jersey Divorce Court Procedures are Complex

On a related note, divorce court procedures are complex, even challenging. Law students spend a considerable amount of time learning the ins and outs of judicial procedure. Lawyers hone that training through hands-on experience representing clients in the New Jersey court system.

A Procedural Misstep in a Divorce Case can have Dire Consequences

On even yet another related note, a procedural misstep in a divorce case can have dire consequences. Such an error is most apt to occur when a person is unfamiliar with divorce court procedures and marriage dissolution law. In a worst case scenario, a procedural mistake can result in a divorce case being dismissed or the offending party facing sanctions (which can be costly).

Ending of a Marriage is an Emotionally Charged Experience

An overarching reality of ending a marriage is that the endeavor is emotionally charged. The interplay of emotions associated with a marriage dissolution case themselves suggest the need to retain a New Jersey divorce lawyer.

Odds are the Other Party will have Legal Counsel

Even if you are considering not hiring a lawyer, a very real possibility exists that your soon-to-be ex-spouse may hire an attorney. You simply cannot afford to be outgunned in this manner.

A Divorce that Seems Simply May Not Be

At the outset, your divorce may seem simple. That perception may cause you to think you don’t need legal representation. The reality is that time and again, a divorce that seems uncomplicated at the beginning becomes anything but as the matter progresses.

An Experienced Lawyer Has Access to Experts

An experienced New Jersey divorce attorney will have access to experts and specialists of different types that may be needed in your case. These types of professionals typically are not readily accessible to people outside the legal profession.

An Attorney is a Capable Negotiator

Many divorces are resolved through negotiation and settlement. A seasoned lawyer is in the best possible position to negotiate a favorable settlement of your divorce case.

A Lawyer can Make Strong Arguments in Court

Finally, an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney is capable of formulating and presenting powerful arguments in support of your positions during court proceedings. You need a strong advocate on your side to best prepare and present your case.

Schedule a Free Initial Consultation with a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Today

If you are considering a divorce, you can learn more about your legal rights by scheduling an appointment with a New Jersey divorce attorney at the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen. You can schedule an appointment by calling 201-845-7400.

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