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Office Locations
*By Appointment Only


Bedminster*
90 Washington Valley Road
Bedminster, NJ 07921


Cherry Hill
1818 Old Cuthbert Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034


Clifton
1135 Clifton Avenue
Suite 11
Clifton, NJ 07013


Cranford*
20 Commerce Drive
Suite 135
Cranford, NJ 07016


East Brunswick*
197 Route 18 South
Suite 300
East Brunswick, NJ 08816


Freehold*
4400 Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ 07728


Jersey City
551 Summit Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306


Metropark*
33 Wood Ave. South
Suite 600
Iselin, NJ 08830


Morristown*
55 Madison Avenue
Suite 400
Morristown, NJ 07960


Newark*
One Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102


Piscataway*
30 Knightsbridge Road
Suite 525
Piscataway, NJ 08854


Princeton*
100 Overlook Center
2nd Floor
Princeton, NJ 08540


Tinton Falls
788 Shrewsbury Ave.
Suite 2209
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724 


Toms River*
230 Main Street
2nd Floor
Toms River, NJ 08753


Trenton
354 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
  
 

 

Planning and Preparing For Divorce

Couples typically never contemplate the idea that their spouse, the person they once loved so dearly, could now seem like such a stranger, or even a threat. If you are planning for a divorce there are certain things you can do to help you prepare.

One such thing you can do to prepare is to establish your own credit. You can do this by obtaining a credit card in your name alone. This will help you later qualify for loans in the future when you are on your own.

Another important step is to obtain financial records. You should make copies of bank statements, retirement account statements, land purchases, tax records, and the like. You want to have a clear picture of the financial landscape of your marriage. All of these documents will be needed for the distribution of marital assets and it is much easier if you have them at the outset.

It is also generally advisable not to leave the marital residence. In a case where custody of the children may be an issue, leaving the marital residence may impair your ability to obtain custody. If you leave the marital home and leave the children behind, the court may find that the status quo has been set and will not disturb it. Of course, only a lawyer can advise you how you should handle your specific situation. Thus, before you make any emotional decisions, consult a divorce lawyer to see if moving out before the divorce will impact you and your case.

Speaking of an attorney, perhaps the most important planning tip is to speak with an attorney as early as possible. While the above steps may work in most cases, it is important to remember that each case is different and requires careful consideration of all the facts. This is where an experienced divorce lawyer becomes critical. An attorney can help you avoid mistakes that could hurt you later in a divorce proceeding. In fact, this should often be your first step. In most cases, the only thing you need to start a divorce is a pen to sign the papers. Rarely do clients have to do anything before the divorce is filed. Furthermore, waiting to file for divorce can be very detrimental to your case. This is why it is important to discuss everything with an attorney at the earliest possible time to avoid making any mistakes.

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