I Need to Get a Divorce. What is the First Step?

When people think they need to get a divorce, the first step is for you to contact a divorce attorney so that you can make an initial consultation. When you make your consultation, you’ll come in and meet with an attorney. The attorney will give you an overview of what to expect in the divorce process. That overview will probably include discussions on custody, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, payment for attorney’s fees, and any other relevant issue in your case.

The consultation will oftentimes give you advice on what to do from that point, such as divorce planning. It is the time, now, to start photocopying documents that you have at home, including bank statements, obtaining records, conducting a credit report. These are things that we do during the divorce process, and a lot of times it’s easier to obtain the information ahead of the divorce than when you are in the midst of the divorce process. If you have any questions at all, you should contact an experienced divorce attorney so that you know what your rights are and also what your obligations might be.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is proud to serve Sussex, Morris, and Bergen County, New Jersey with quality legal services regarding divorce and family law. If you need a compassionate and effective attorney, contact our Sparta law office today.