When Should I See a Lawyer for My Divorce?
Divorce can be extremely complex, particularly if you have children and cannot agree on key issues. Most couples will benefit from hiring a divorce lawyer as soon as possible.
There can be advantages to being the spouse who files first. For example, you will be able to choose a divorce attorney before your spouse has the opportunity to consult with one. In addition, you will have access to financial planners, forensic accountants, psychologists, and other experts who may need to be involved in your case before your spouse can contact these individuals. You will also be able to gather the documentation necessary to build a case.
Should I Hire a Lawyer Before I File for Divorce?
You are not legally required to hire a lawyer to handle your divorce. However, having an experienced divorce lawyer on your side will protect your rights and increase the likelihood of a successful divorce settlement. An experienced divorce lawyer will also determine whether you are seeking a no-fault divorce based on irreconcilable differences or a fault-based divorce, in which case you must provide legally recognized grounds for divorce.
Whether you have questions about the divorce process, are already separated, or wish to negotiate a divorce settlement as quickly as possible, it is in your best interest to contact a divorce lawyer at your earliest convenience. There are some circumstances where you are strongly urged to hire a divorce lawyer before you even file for divorce, including the following:
- You suspect your spouse is lying or being vindictive about key issues.
- There is a history of domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, or sexual abuse.
- There are children involved.
- There are complicated property and financial assets that need to be negotiated.
- Your spouse has hired a divorce lawyer.
Marlton Divorce Lawyers at Goldstein & Mignogna, P.A. Help Clients Navigate the Divorce Process
Our experienced Marlton divorce lawyers at Goldstein & Mignogna, P.A. can protect your rights and help you resolve your case. Call us at 856-890-9400 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation. We are located in Marlton, New Jersey, and we proudly serve clients in South Jersey, including Burlington County, Camden County, and Gloucester County.