A New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Can Help You Through This Difficult Time
On the day of your wedding, you never imagined that you would get divorced. What may have seemed impossible now seems inevitable, and it is time to speak with a New Jersey divorce lawyer to get the process started.
At Zemsky Family Law, we bring almost 40 years of combined experience to helping spouses navigate the divorce process in New Jersey. While getting divorced is not easy, it does not have to be overly complicated, either. When you are getting started, it is easy for the process to seem overwhelming. With the right approach, and the right guidance, you can achieve an efficient and favorable result that sets you up to live comfortably in the years to come.
We Help Spouses with All Aspects of the Divorce Process in New Jersey
As a New Jersey divorce and family law firm, we help our clients with all aspects of the divorce process, from planning and preparation to negotiation, mediation, and trial, if necessary. We will help you make informed and rational decisions, and we will make sure you feel confident every step of the way.
Typical Issues During the Divorce Process
While the steps involved in the divorce process are generally the same for everyone, the issues that you will need to address during the process will be determined by your specific family and financial circumstances. Some examples of the types of issues that typically come up during the divorce process include:
- Establishment of custody and parenting time rights;
- Calculation of alimony and child support;
- Identification of separate/premarital and marital assets;
- Valuation of marital assets, such as real estate, business ownership interests, retirement assets such as pensions, and other high-value assets;
- Division of marital assets such as financial accounts, retirement accounts, real estate and business ownership interests;
- Division of furnishings, photo albums, digits assets, and other items of sentimental value;
- Maintaining medical and life insurance coverage and benefits;
- Interpretation and enforcement of prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements
Resolving each of these issues can be a process. For divorces involving substantial assets or circumstances in which one spouse is the primary earner, these issues can become complicated. However, resolving complicated issues does not necessarily mean resorting to confrontation. A New Jersey divorce lawyer at Zemsky Family Law focuses on resolving our clients’ divorces amicably whenever possible.
How Long With My Divorce Take To Be Finalized?
The amount of time it takes to complete your divorce depends on several factors, including whether your matter is contested or uncontested, the depth and breadth of issues requiring resolution, and the court’s calendar. Generally, New Jersey Courts strive to complete your divorce within 12 months of filing a Complaint.
In some cases, the parties choose to forego filing official pleadings with the court until they have settled their case. Our attorneys will discuss all your options and advise you on which path is best for you. While most divorce cases in New Jersey settle, our attorneys are also experienced trial attorneys if your case goes to trial.
Who Pays For Divorce In New Jersey?
In certain circumstances, both parties use joint funds to pay their legal fees. Courts are also empowered to order the sale or encumbrance of marital assets to pay for legal fees or other expenses during the divorce. Other times, the higher earning spouse may be obligated to contribute to the lesser earning spouse’s counsel fees. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to achieve the best result for you and your children while also being forthright and conscientious about costs.
Are you ready to get started? If so, get in touch so that we can explain everything you need to know.
Schedule an Initial Divorce Consultation with a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Today
If you are contemplating a divorce, you should know that experienced help is available, and you can get through your divorce and come out better on the other end. To learn more about what you can expect along the way, request a confidential consultation online today.
Divorce can be a very stressful experience, but our experienced attorneys will expertly guide you through every step of the process. At its most basic level, divorce in New Jersey legally ending your marriage. However, most of our clients have multiple issues that need to be addressed when a marriage breaks up, such as custody and parenting time, alimony, child support, and the division of assets.