A divorce proceeding's outcome in New Jersey may have a huge impact on a person's parental rights as well as his or her financial security. Unfortunately, it can be easy to make poor decisions during the divorce process because of the complexity of matters such as asset division and property distribution. The emotions associated with a child custody case can also make the family law proceeding of divorce complicated and overwhelming.
Disputes about the division of property and child custody can quickly become acrimonious. Likewise, contention is common when two divorcing individuals are dealing with issues such as spousal support. Instead of inflaming these matters, however, an attorney can look for ways to resolve such disputes in as amicable and efficient a way as possible.
By seeking to resolve disputes in a proactive way, a person can avoid protracted litigation altogether. This ends up minimizing the financial costs associated with divorce. It also increases two people's chances of having a better co-parenting relationship after the divorce if they share children.
Sometimes disputes simply cannot be resolved by alternative dispute resolution options, such as mediation or negotiation, in New Jersey. As a result, this type of family law case has to be taken to trial, where a judge will make the financial decisions on the matters that the couple cannot resolve on their own. An attorney will strive to protect a person's best interests as well as his or her rights in the courtroom in this situation. Both divorcing parties have the right to seek the most personally favorable outcome while taking into consideration the other person's wishes and needs.