Do I Still Need an Attorney if my Divorce is Uncontested?

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In New Jersey, many couples choose to have an uncontested divorce. Often, people assume this means they won’t need an attorney, but this is not the case. Read on to learn more about the benefits of working with an attorney during an uncontested divorce in New Jersey.

What is an uncontested divorce?

An uncontested divorce occurs when both spouses agree that their marriage cannot be fixed and both settle the arrangements of their divorce. This is also referred to as an “Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage.” During an uncontested divorce, the spouses have an opportunity to choose an alternative method of divorce if they wish for the proceedings to happen outside of the court. Alternative methods may include mediation, arbitration, or collaborative divorce. Couples choose to settle their divorce outside of court because the process is often faster, less expensive, and awards more privacy.

Can a contested divorce become contested?

One of the most important reasons to work with an attorney is because an uncontested divorce can easily become contested. A divorce is a stressful and emotional process, and it can be difficult for couples to see eye-to-eye. Individual matters can become contested if both parties cannot agree on how their divorce issues should be handled. Some of the matters that are frequently contested in New Jersey include, but are not limited to:

  • Division of marital property
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Relocation
  • Spousal support

Additionally, a divorce is a difficult process, and it is important to have someone skilled and experienced advocating for you. You may have questions and need legal advice.  The process also involves a number of complex legal documents.

If you are getting divorced in New Jersey, you will need the help of a dedicated attorney on your side. Our firm will support you every step of the way. Reach out today to discuss your case.

Contact our Firm

We understand how emotional and difficult matters of family law can be. If you need the assistance of a knowledgeable attorney to help protect your right to your family, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced firm. We are eager and dedicated to helping you through this difficult time. Our personal injury specialists at Greenberg & Walden, LLC are standing by for a free initial consultation. Call us at 201-528-6928

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