4 Divorce Tips
Are you going through a divorce and have questions? Check out these 4 divorce tips, then contact our office for a free consultation.
The Best Way to Manage the Divorce Process
Many clients will ask, “How do I cope with this divorce? How do I make it a process that is not going to send me into a depression; something that I can try and reasonably get through without a whole lot of stress and emotional distress and worry?” The best way I’ve found is to be prepared. The best approach to that is to map out all the assets of the marriage. Have all your bank statements, checking accounts, proof of income, and pension records available. In terms of children, obviously there are quite a few different issues, particularly if you’re fighting over issues of custody and parenting time. When it comes to the financial issues, you can certainly limit your emotional distress by being prepared and gathering all the records needed to properly evaluate the financial situation.
Requiring Your Spouse to Pay the Legal Fees
When one spouse doesn’t have the means to afford an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, and the other spouse has more than adequate means to do so, you can file a complaint for divorce and seek attorney fees from the other spouse.
This depends on the intricacy of the divorce and the gap in income between the spouses. There are additional factors that can also be involved, but there are many instances in which one spouse can obtain either the entire attorney fees or partial attorney fees from the other spouse.
Divorce Discovery Process
Most divorcing clients are not even familiar with the term, discovery. Let me first say that discovery simply means to gather all the financial information concerning your spouse. Include their assets, their checking accounts, bank statements, tax returns, and any interest they may have in any businesses. If they do have a business, you need to know the value of that business. That information is obtained in what is called the process of discovery. The financial resources of each individual would determine the complexity of the discovery and the amount of research needed for a spouse to feel comfortable that they know the real net value of their assets – and those of their spouse.
Being Unable to Locate Your Spouse for Divorce
- We will do our own search on your spouse, with help by the DMV and using their social security number.
- The court will give you the right for a divorce if nothing has come back from the search.
- You will need to post a service reminder in the local paper as notice.
Are you going through the divorce process and have questions about these 4 divorce tips? Contact experienced New Jersey Divorce Attorney Brian Freeman for legal assistance.