An experienced family lawyer can help guide clients through the process of divorce and gather the necessary documents. Mr. Goldblatt is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Family Law Committee. Filing for divorce in the East Brunswick, NJ-area is part of our family law practice, and we are well-known for our professionalism and dedication to your case. If you are considering divorce, let us help you protect your rights.
What Is Divorce?
Divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage. In New Jersey, divorces can be granted on a no fault basis. What this means is that neither party is obligated to prove the other is at fault for the marriage ending. If one spouse wants to get a divorce and files a case, the court will likely grant that request. The process can be complicated and involve a variety of complex issues.
Divorce is emotionally and financially draining. A qualified attorney eases the burden while protecting your rights.
Assets and liabilities will have to be divided and if there are children the court will enter certain orders regarding their welfare and living arrangements. When parties are unable to reach an agreement regarding the issues involved in the case, the court will look at the evidence presented and make a ruling based on the facts before the judge.
Things to Consider during the Divorce Process
The process of divorce can include many issues, such as custody of the children and what type of parenting time will be granted. It is important to know what types of questions and issues may arise during your case:
- Division of property: This can become an involved process if there are substantial assets or one party hiding assets or property from the other.
- Child support and custody: This includes determining a schedule for parenting time, which can be difficult when children are involved in activities that require time in a certain location or if a child expresses a preference for more time with one parent.
- Alimony: There is more than one type of alimony. Determining the proper calculation and payment amount requires legal expertise.
Each case is unique and will have distinct facts to consider and resolve. For instance, some families own small businesses and those interests must be taken into account during divorce. Another possibility is that one parent may want to move out of state, and that could require court permission. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey W. Goldblatt, we treat your case with special care.
What Documents Are Required?
During your case it is likely that each party will be asked to present certain pieces of evidence. This can include:
- Savings account balances
- Retirement account information
- Proof of ownership of real estate
- Prenuptial agreement, if any
- List of debts taken out by the parties, and also those taken out individually
- Insurance policies
- Paystubs and tax returns, as well as other financial documents
Once you have gathered these documents, you will meet with Mr. Goldblatt. He will let you know what to expect and prepare the case for filing.