4 Commonly Asked Divorce Questions

4 Commonly Asked Divorce Questions

Are you or a loved one going through the divorce process and need help? Check out these 4 commonly asked divorce questions, then give our office a call.

1) What Should I Bring to My Consultation?

  • In cases where a large disparity exists between the incomes of divorcing parties, courts may order one spouse to pay alimony to the other.
  • Aside for the income disparity, several other factors affect the calculation of alimony – including the couple’s lifestyle during the marriage, the dependent spouse’s need.
  • The length and amount of alimony are based on many statutory factors, and an attorney can guide you in understanding the process.
  • Helpful items you may want to bring include salary information, as well as general details regarding your assets and liabilities.

2) How Should I Pick My Divorce Attorney?


  • You may consider asking a potential attorney about the divorce process overall, including procedural steps and timeframes associated with each.
  • You may also consider discussing billing, fees and what to expect during your process as well as alternatives to litigation such as mediation and arbitration.

3) What Questions Should I Ask My Lawyer?

  • Questions regarding the divorce process from start to finish.
  • The differences between mediation and litigation, and what percentage of cases go to trial.
  • What opportunities exist to resolve the case without spending time in court.

4) How Long Must I Be a Resident of NJ Prior to Filing for Divorce?

  • To file for divorce in the State of New Jersey, you must have been a resident of the state for at least one year prior to the date of filing.
  • The complaint may be filed in the county in which the cause of action for divorce arose, or where you presently reside, if the cause of action arose outside of the state.

Are you or a loved one going through the divorce process and have questions? Check out these 4 commonly asked divorce questions that we get often. Then, contact New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Tanya L. Freeman to guide you.

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