What is the role of my attorney during a divorce?

When you make the decision to get divorced or if your spouse has served you divorced papers, you should absolutely retain the services of an experienced divorce attorney who can guide you through the process. What many people don’t realize is the role of the divorce attorney and what exactly they do. Your divorce attorney will play a vital role in the process and can answer any question you have along the way.

Your attorney will first help you determine which court will handle your divorce case. Then, they will meet with you to discuss what you want to ultimately walk away with out of the divorce. You will work together to come up with a strategy about what your expectations should be regarding asset distribution, child custody, spousal maintenance, and everything else that needs to be handled. Your attorney will prepare all of the necessary legal documents for filing as well as attend all court appearances, depositions, and conferences with you.

Your attorney will be the one who conducts the discovery process, depositions, requests documents, and more from the other side. They will assess your spouse’s financial situation, either alone or with the help of a forensic accountant. One of the most important things that your attorney will do is notify you of any legal deadlines that you must meet so the process runs smoothly.

Above all, they will work hard to make sure that your rights are never violated and will take the appropriate actions if they are. It is important that you retain the services of an attorney who has years of experience with handling divorces and can represent you as best they can.

Paris P. Eliades Law Firm, LLC is honored to serve the people of New Jersey, including Sparta, Sussex County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Bergen County with the quality legal services they deserve. Contact our firm for a consultation today.