In New Jersey and throughout the nation, many married couples are preparing to end their relationships in court this year. Divorce is rarely a simple matter and more often than not, gives rise to emotional challenges that may impact those involved for a long time to come. Beyond the emotional aspects of divorce, there are many other complications that can arise, some of which may be avoidable if someone knows how to avoid the pitfalls.

One of the biggest mistakes many divorcing spouses make is looking for advice in all the wrong places. The internet is a convenient stream of limitless information; however, it’s not the best choice for obtaining sound counsel and appropriate guidance in divorce. Chances of obtaining a fair and agreeable settlement are far better if one taps into resources that include experienced and well-credentialed guidance.

It’s understandable that some people may shy away from full disclosure during divorce proceedings. After all, ending a marriage is an intensely personal affair, and who wants all their private information aired in public? If a spouse expects fair play, however, and also wants to take advantage of all available support options, it is necessary for him or her to be completely honest and forthright about the details of the situation.

Some people in New Jersey determine to go it alone when it comes time to navigate divorce proceedings in court. Others understand that it is much less stressful to rely on an experienced attorney’s representation. An attorney is well-versed in state divorce laws and always has a client’s best interests in mind, attributes which typically facilitate a positive outcome where settlement is concerned.

Source: Forbes, “Alleviate Divorce Pain By Avoiding These 7 Common Mistakes“, Michael F. Kay, Jan. 9, 2018