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Morristown Divorce Lawyers
At Salvaggio Garibian, LLC, in Morristown, New Jersey, our lawyers provide skilled, compassionate representation to meet the best interests of those who are facing divorce or other family law issues such as separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, child support and parenting time, equitable distribution of community property, interstate divorce, post-divorce issues, divorce mediation and domestic violence. Our thorough understanding of issues surrounding divorce helps us look out for the future needs of your family. Contact us to schedule a consultation.
For over 25 years, our family law attorneys have served individuals and families in Morristown, and throughout northern and central New Jersey, including Morris, Somerset, Passaic, Union, Sussex, Essex and Warren counties. To make an appointment with one of our lawyers, please contact the law firm of Salvaggio Garibian, LLC, today.
To learn more below about divorce in New Jersey, read below.
Divorce - An Overview
Contemplating divorce is always difficult. Whether you are sure you want to end your marriage or are still considering your options, it helps to learn the basics of divorce law and process. Should you conclude that divorce is necessary, it is very important that you seek the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Involving a knowledgeable family law attorney as soon as possible in the divorce process is one of the best ways to preserve your own long-term financial and emotional health.
Grounds for Divorce
A divorce is a method of terminating a marriage contract between two individuals. From a legal standpoint, a divorce will give each person the legal right to marry someone else, divide the couple's assets and debts and determine the future care and custody of their children. While each state has individual statutes that address these issues differently, the basic principles the states follow when considering requests for divorce are relatively uniform.
Division of Property
When there is little or no marital property, no children, no issues of alimony or spousal maintenance, amicable spouses can usually obtain a quick divorce. Most divorces, however, are quite different and far more complex. The typical divorce involves a union of many years with considerable marital property, both personal property and real estate, children, family businesses, large or concealed debts, trust funds, real estate in other states, joint and separate accounts, investments, insurance, pensions, and other assets. In these complex situations, the parties often cannot divide their property on their own and therefore may require court involvement for its ultimate division.
Questions to Ask During Divorce
Considering whether you should end your marriage is one of the most important and difficult decisions you will ever encounter. It is important to approach the question from a rational perspective rather than solely an emotional one. In many ways it is a business decision that requires you to evaluate many issues. Once you review this list of questions, you may rethink the direction you are headed, or you will be better prepared to move forward while working with an attorney.
How to Move On
Recovering from a divorce is similar to the grieving process one experiences when a loved one dies. There are five stages in the process: shock and denial, anger, ambivalence, depression and recovery. Many people expect to work through these stages one after the other, but that isn't usually how it happens. You can expect to move in and out of each phase over time and sometimes experience more than one phase at the same time. It is a difficult process and time consuming. Family counselors advise it may take as long as two years to fully recover.
An Amicable Divorce
Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences a person will ever face. The decision to end a marriage is not easy and is often accompanied with anger, fear, and resentment. The negative emotions associated with divorce are responsible for more than hurt feelings; they affect the final outcome of settlement negotiations. Most important, if children are involved, they will suffer. It is in your best interest to approach divorce from an amicable perspective. This will allow you to put on your business hat, which is critical for reaching a successful settlement. It will also allow you to put on your effective parent hat, which is critical for helping your children through this difficult process.
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