When you come in for a consultation to my office, I’m going to take you through a series of questions. I do it for two purposes, one because I need this information. Secondly, you’ll see that the information that I ask is predominantly geared towards your finances, your assets, the income, the liabilities. The fact that your spouse may have cheated on you is largely irrelevant to your divorce. I hesitate because I’d like that to sink in. It’s important only when it has some bearing on custody, meaning the person that your spouse is having an affair with has a drug problem or they have some criminal background. For the most part, that is a distraction that increases the costs of litigation unnecessarily. I try to teach people that this is an issue that they have to overcome emotionally in order to focus on the real and important issues of their divorce.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC works with Sussex, Morris, and Bergen County residents going through divorce and family law issues. If you need our legal services, contact our Sparta law firm for a free consultation.