The first thing many people think about when they consider getting a divorce in New Jersey is: It’s going to cost me a fortune! I know I need to end my marriage, but I just can’t afford it!
While no good New Jersey divorce lawyer should advocate ending any marriage which can be saved, the fact is that if you need to end your marriage, there are many things you can do to reduce the cost as much as reasonably possible.
One of the best ways is to retain the right New Jersey divorce lawyer.
If you want to keep more of your money instead of giving it to a lawyer, go to court only as a last resort, only if all else fails. Find a New Jersey divorce lawyer who has special training and real experience in handling divorces utilizing all of the now widely-available alternative dispute resolution options, such as Collaborative Divorce Practice, Cooperative Divorce Practice and Divorce Mediation.
Many New Jersey divorce lawyers start every case by filing a Complaint for Divorce, which automatically starts the litigation process and all of the required formal procedures (and extra legal fees and costs necessitated by those procedures).
Do not litigate unless there is no other choice. You may win at trial, but at what cost? Litigation is expensive, destructive and an incredibly long process.
Yes, litigation is necessary in some cases. There will always be spouses who just will not be reasonable no matter how hard you try. Choose a New Jersey divorce lawyer who, in addition to his/her expertise in all of the available alternative dispute resolution options, will be your zealous advocate if you need to litigate.
The decision to divorce is difficult enough. Don’t make it worse, by choosing a “tough” or “aggressive” New Jersey divorce lawyer who only pays “lip service” to trying to resolve all issues without litigation.
Salvaggio Law Group LLC devotes its entire practice to New Jersey Divorce and Family Law matters. If you want to talk, please call us at 973-855-3595 or fill out the Contact Form on our website.