How do you truly know when it is time to get a divorce? If your marriage is on the rocks, it can feel like your life is in limbo as you wait for some kind of sign to help you decide. Unfortunately, there is no simple test to tell you which direction you should go because every situation is different.
Unquestionably, deciding whether to divorce or not is a difficult life changing decision to make. Before you take any action, you need to get the lay of the land, and that means consulting with a divorce attorney. By discussing the specifics with a lawyer, you can become educated about your rights and responsibilities. An attorney that exclusively practices in the area of family law can also stop you from making a mistake that could hurt your case.
When you speak with one of the attorneys at Murphy & Cistaro, we will be able to assess your particular situation and give you an idea as to what you may expect should you decide to file for divorce, or if your spouse has already done so. As experienced divorce lawyers, there are few scenarios that we have not seen — and our years of experience provides you with options.
Seeking legal advice sooner rather than later can be critical. During a divorce, unless you’re able to resolve your differences amicably with your spouse, the Court can and ultimately will make determinations including but not limited to decisions as to alimony, child custody, child support, parenting time, allocation of college costs, equitable distribution of all marital assets and debts, and allocation of counsel fees and costs.
Every case is unique. It is important to speak with a New Jersey family law attorney experienced in divorce who can provide guidance as to your individual case. By handling cases with the dignity and respect they deserve, we have helped many families in New Jersey civilly resolve their divorce, rebuild a satisfying life, and confidently step into the next chapter of their lives.