If you are thinking about beginning the divorce process in New Jersey, you will need an experienced divorce attorney by your side. Dedicated lawyer Tanya L. Freeman provides legal representation in all aspects of family law, including divorce, child support, visitation, and custody rights. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and begin the next chapter of your life.
Beginning the Divorce Process | Where and When to File
You don’t have to go to the county where you were married to file for divorce. You can file for divorce in the country where you’re living on the day of your filing. If you move outside that county after filing, that county’s court will still handle your case. There is, however, a restriction on when you can file. Except in cases of adultery, New Jersey law requires you to have lived in the state for one year before filing a complaint for divorce.
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Beginning the Divorce Process | Hiring a Divorce Attorney
You’ll want a trustworthy divorce attorney on your side, but beyond that, what you should look for in an attorney depends mostly on what you value and what you want to get out of the divorce. If you expect to fight every step of the way – and if you’re keen on fighting back, and don’t care much for compromising – then you should get a notorious battler.
In most cases, though, you’ll probably want a attorney with whom you feel comfortable. Do you feel assured that your attorney is listening to you, and using your best interests to navigate? Will you get the attorney you pick and pay for, or will that attorney hand you off to others in his or her firm after the consultation? You want someone who can foresee problems and possibilities you wouldn’t – you also want someone with a reputation for creative, innovative solutions to the knotty problems of asset division, alimony, and child custody and support. You’ll want an attorney who can give you peace of mind and fight for a fair and equitable outcome for you and your children.
Tanya Freeman Law, L.L.C., has offices in East Hanover and Jersey City. Contact us today to arrange a free consultation. Let our experience work for you.