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Who hasnít heard the old adage a person who represents himself has a fool for a client? You may not want to represent yourself for obvious reasons but the question remains as to how do you find a good lawyer?
Any consultation with a divorce lawyer is confidential and is part of attorney/client relationship.
Who ever said that being a divorce attorney is easy? Through our continuing legal education and observance of ethics and rules of professional conduct, we strive to provide the most honest and professional representation of our embattled divorce clients. The remuneration is commensurate with the responsibility and level of stress.
Litigators come in two distinct forms-emotional or intellectual. The old school litigator is one who twists and sensationalizes every minute issue. A skilled trial attorney has the power and opportunity to spin a fact to the level of fantasy.
We live in an age of specialization. Many lawyers concentrate on one area of the law and may have a higher level of expertise to meet your needs. Your matter may not require the highest level of expertise in an area of law and a general practitioner may also be well suited.
Whether you choose to mediate or litigate, in all likelihood, you will still require the services of an attorney to review your mediated agreement, prepare the property settlement agreement, and file for your divorce.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has adopted significant rule amendments that dramatically change the attorney/client relationship. The client’s now have significant rights in dealing with their lawyer and are entitled to reasonable and fair treatment.
The Supreme Court of New Jersey has adopted Rule Amendments that dramatically change the Attorney/Client relationship. The Court has adopted nine client responsibilities. A list of these rights and responsibilities must be attached to all retainer agreements.
When you interview divorce lawyers, you should look for certain qualities.
New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, meaning that the division of property in a divorce is to be done fairly, not necessarily equally. The court can take into consideration any factor it deems relevant when dividing property, but it must consider certain factors, such as how long the couple was married and the age and health of both spouses, the income or property brought to the marriage by each spouse, the standard of living that was achieved during the marriage, and the extent to which one spouse may have deferred career goals, among others.
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