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Getting Answers About Your Divorce

Planning for a divorce is a serious matter that can have a lifetime of consequences. Each state has specific laws that detail each parties’ specific rights and responsibilities when couples, and New Jersey is no exception. When trying to find the answers you need, it can be hard to know where to look.

At The Law Offices of Stephen R. Piper, LLC, you can find the answers you need, and they are backed by decades of experience. I am attorney Stephen R. Piper, and I can help answer some of your initial questions here so that you can start your divorce preparation on the right foot.

How long will it take to finalize my divorce?

From the date that you file for divorce, it can take about a year to finalize your divorce. Depending on how cooperative your spouse is and how prepared you are, the time it takes can vary. With difficult factors like property division, child support and alimony, and custody and visitation, it is important to prepare ahead of time to reduce the time it takes to resolve things.

How can I prepare before filing for divorce?

Take measures to prepare yourself for independence after your divorce. Set up an individual bank account for yourself and move any direct deposits to it. Create a P.O. box for your incoming mail to avoid your spouse seeing your sensitive information. It can also be a benefit to have a potential place to stay lined up in case you need to leave the house.

Do I need an attorney if we are looking at collaborative divorce?

Even if a couple agrees to work together to get a divorce, each spouse should still have their own legal representation. A lawyer can help ensure that you do not give up more than you need to for the sake of working together, and they can also help you settle things quickly and efficiently.

When should I talk to an attorney?

If you are considering getting a divorce, you should talk to an attorney. A skilled family law lawyer can help you understand what it means to get a divorce, offer guidance in the divorce process and protect your best interests along the way.

If you are ready to meet with a lawyer you can trust with your future, contact The Law Offices of Stephen R. Piper, LLC, in Moorestown. I serve clients throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia, and I am ready to meet with you. Call 856-333-3586 or click this link to schedule your initial consultation today.