Are you considering a divorce in New Jersey? It’s a big decision and there are a lot of unknowns. A good first step is to talk to an experienced New Jersey divorce lawyer. At Salvaggio Law Group LLC, we devote our entire practice to New Jersey divorce and family law matters.
Here are a few of the most basic questions that people ask when they first contact us:
How much will my divorce cost?
It depends, of course, on what’s involved. We take the time to get some preliminary information from each person who contacts us, so that we can begin to formulate an answer. Obviously, cases in which there will be disputes about child custody and parenting time, child support, alimony and/or allocation of marital assets/debts will be much more costly than when both parties agree on all of those issues.
Unlike most other New Jersey divorce law firms, in many cases Salvaggio Law Group LLC offers fixed fee options, which eliminate the uncertainty of hourly fee billing
How long does it take to get divorced in New Jersey?
Again, it depends on whether or not the parties have disputes. When there are no disagreements, it is not uncommon for the entire process to take as little as 60 days from start to finish. On the other hand, when there are disputes which cannot be resolved without a trial, a divorce case can last for well over a year. Our many years of experience in handling divorce cases has taught us that getting it done right is much more important than getting it done quickly.
My spouse and I agree on everything. Do I still need an attorney?
There is no legal requirement that either party have an attorney in a New Jersey divorce case. However, without good legal representation, divorcing spouses often do not consider all of the necessary issues. For example, how will income tax exemptions be handled? Who will pay for the children’s college? If there are retirement funds, how do you go about dividing them? What if the house doesn’t sell? What about inheritance? Annual bonuses? Hiring an experienced New Jersey divorce law firm can help ensure that your rights are protected and that lingering issues do not come back to haunt you long after a divorce is finalized.
If you would like to set up a personal and confidential appointment, call us at (973) 455-1220 or fill out the Contact Form on our website.