Do I need an attorney for my divorce?
Some people are under the impression that it is easy to represent themselves when they go to court. For simple matters like a traffic ticket, maybe. However, when it comes to divorce, it is important to have strong legal representation to work towards obtaining the best outcome in your case.
An attorney can assist you in making sure you aren’t getting the short end of the stick in a divorce settlement. It isn’t going to be a fair divorce if your spouse has an attorney and you do not. It is important to create a level playing field. If you can’t afford an attorney, you may be able to request that the court orders your spouse to pay your legal fees in order to make things fair. This doesn’t happen in every situation but it is a possible avenue you may want to explore.
In addition, an attorney can help you obtain the best settlement for your situation. With an attorney, you may have a better chance of being granted spousal support payments, and your rights to assets and a parenting plan may be better protected. Certain divorce situations can be further complicated when you and your spouse are living separately and you aren’t sure where they are living. Another complex divorce situation exists when your spouse is in the military and is serving or stationed overseas. In these difficult circumstances, having the legal guidance of an experienced attorney can make it easier for you to handle these matters.
The Law Office of Toby Grabelle, LLC is a family and divorce law firm serving Monmouth County and all of New Jersey that would be happy to assist you in legal counsel. If you need quality legal services, contact the firm for a consultation.