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Seven Benefits of Hiring an Experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney

If you are contemplating filing for divorce or if your spouse recently had you served with divorce papers, you may be like many people in your shoes and wonder whether you should retain legal counsel in your case. As you contemplate that issue, keep in mind seven important benefits to be derived by hiring an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney:

  • Lower emotions
  • Understanding of divorce law
  • Familiarity with court process
  • Negotiating skills
  • Litigation strategies
  • Protection of your legal rights
  • Quicker conclusion of case
Lower Emotional Level Associated with Marriage Dissolution

A significant benefit associated with hiring an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer is that involving legal counsel in the matter tends to lower the emotional level otherwise associated with this type of legal proceeding. Divorce is an adversarial civil proceeding. As such, legal counsel are trained to tenaciously advocate for the positions of their respective clients. Tension can run high between attorneys in a marriage dissolution case.

Noting the reality of attorneys who powerfully advocate for their clients, the presence of legal counsel in a divorce case nearly always lowers the level of emotions between divorcing spouses. The bottom line is that with attorneys representing parties in a divorce case, spouses are not on the frontline advocating for themselves. They do not have to engage in recurring contact with each other in a situation in which they are experiencing challenges communicating amicably.

Keen Understanding of Divorce Law

Another benefit of retaining a divorce lawyer is that this type of counsel has a keen understanding of applicable divorce law. In this day and age, a divorce lawyer typically focuses a great deal (if not all) of his or her legal practice in the arena of divorce law. This focus better ensures that a person seeking a divorce has legal representation with a sharp focus on marriage dissolution matters generally and divorce law more specifically.

Close Familiarity with Court Process

An experienced New Jersey divorce attorney has a close familiarity with the court system and judicial process in marriage dissolution cases.

Refined Negotiating Skills

Through the process of representing clients in divorce proceedings, a marriage dissolution lawyer is able to refine his or her negotiation skills. On some level, divorce cases are quite similar to other types of civil lawsuits in that they oftentimes to end in negotiated settlements. A benefit of retaining counsel rests in the fact that he or she typically has focused negotiating skills that are useful in pursuing an ultimate settlement of a case.

Effective Litigation Strategies

Another benefit an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer brings to the table in your case is a set of effective litigation strategies. The stark reality is that the New Jersey court system is complex, particularly to an individual who is not involved in it on a day-to-day basis.

Moreover, divorce court procedures are complicated. The reality is that a procedural misstep can have truly negative consequences in a New Jersey divorce case. Seasoned counsel understands divorce court procedures, how to use those processes to the advantage of a client, and appreciate what must be done to avoid any type of judicial mishap in the process of representing a client in a marriage dissolution case.

Protection of Your Vital Legal Rights

When all is said and done, the paramount objective in a marriage dissolution case is to protect your vital legal rights. The best course to take to protect your legal interests in divorce court is to retain the services of a skilled, tenacious, experienced New Jersey divorce attorney.

Negotiation and litigation skills were discussed a moment ago. Because an experienced divorce firm or counsel has honed not only negotiation tactics but litigation skills. These two skillsets – negotiation and litigation – place an experienced lawyer in a prime position to protect your legal rights and interests from the beginning to the end of your New Jersey marriage dissolution case.

Quicker Conclusion of Marriage Dissolution Process

The first step in engaging the services of an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney is scheduling an initial consultation. You can schedule an appointment at the Law Offices of Peter Van Aulen at your convenience by calling us at (201) 845-7400. There is no charge for an initial consultation to discuss your case.

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