The Main Steps in the New Jersey Divorce Process
I am often asked as a New Jersey Divorce Lawyer, about the main steps in a divorce. The process itself is like getting on a train. The train moves forward and money is spent. You really have to understand the process. It starts with filing the complaint for divorce. Then come answering the complaint for divorce, and going through the discovery process. Discovery means you’re going to gather information about the bank accounts, the investments, the assets, and the debts, and break everything down. At some point, you’re going to be involved in a mediation process with the court called an early settlement panel hearing. That’s the main goal in your divorce process.
After you get through that economic mediation process, you have a trial. That’s the end game. You don’t ever want to go near a trial. No matter what anybody says, you do not want to go near a trial in divorce if you can avoid it. Not only is it expensive, it’s also terribly trying emotionally. It’s emotionally stressful for the attorney trying the case because it’s a battle that runs for eight hours a day. Then, the attorney comes back to the office to prepare for the following day, review what happened during the current day, handle the needs of all his or her other clients and do what they have to do to support their own business moving forward. It’s a terribly stressful endeavor on all sides.
It’s impossible to describe the emotional toll on a client. It’s not like what you see and hear on TV and in movies. It’s a truly horrible ordeal. Sometimes, however, you have to get involved in it. Your attorney must have the experience and skill set to handle a trial. That’s how you can settle a case.
The great lawyers can try cases – and they can also settle cases. Someone once asked me, “What’s your best advice in the process to get out of it?” My advice was, “Settle your case. Settle your case. Settle your case. Period, that’s it.” However, being unable to settle your case oftentimes comes about because of the individuals involved – sometimes it’s because of the attorneys involved.”
Do your best to build and follow a battle plan. Get up, get in, and get out of the actual process. It’s a very difficult process. You need an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer who can actually answer your questions and take you through the process. I am an experienced New Jersey Divorce Lawyer. I am a partner here, at Weiner Lesniak, and I’d be happy to speak with you about your case.
Are you ready to initiate the divorce process, and want to know what you will need to do? Contact New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Christopher Leon Garibian for guidance.
Christopher Leon Garibian, Esq. is a partner in the matrimonial and family law department of Weiner Law Group LLP. He has over 19 years of experience handling a multitude of Divorce and Family Law Matters throughout New Jersey. He is passionate about family law and takes pride in his ability to effectuate real change in the lives of his clients. He is certified by the State Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Attorney. If you are in need of an experienced Divorce Attorney or Family Law Attorney in NJ, contact us today for compassionate, long lasting legal solutions.