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Why You Should Hire a Family Law Attorney

Mr. Kaplan tells the following story about why “do it yourself” is not usually a good idea with complicated subjects:

“When I was a junior at Rutgers College, we had a snow storm that dumped several feet of wind-blown snow on the state of New Jersey. My eleven-year-old 1968 Dodge Coronet was totally buried on a side street off of College Avenue.

I located my car only by locating the top of the radio antennae that cars back then all had sticking up over the roof line.

I shoveled off the car, put the key in the ignition, turned the key, and nothing happened.

My mechanic told me that I needed a new “distributor”, and that the cost would be $250.00, including labor.

As a college student in 1979, I didn’t have $250.00, and so I went to the auto parts store, bought a new distributor, and installed it myself.

I reentered the car, put the key back in the ignition, and turned the key once to the right.

The car caught fire.

I learned a lesson then that I share with my prospective divorce clients now. The lesson is simply that you have the right to be your own divorce lawyer, but just like cars are complicated, so can divorces be.”

If you are considering filing for a divorce on your own, he’d encourage you to rethink your decision. There are many benefits to hiring a professional to help you with your case. This is an important life decision, and you don’t want to make mistakes that could have lasting repercussions. The Law Office of Steven J. Kaplan, Esq. is here to assist you by showing you how to proceed with your family matter the right way.

How a Monmouth County Divorce Attorney Can Help You

Are you engaged in a visitation or child custody dispute? Are there child support or alimony issues that you need help with? Are you having trouble determining how to distribute property acquired during a marriage? Our firm can help with all of these issues! These are all situations that often have life-long lasting effects. Handling them in the courts on your own could prove to be counterproductive.

Do you need a premarital agreement? We have helped people draft premarital agreements for over 27 years and would be happy to help you. This is a procedure that you should not attempt alone. Some couples create their own prenuptial agreement, only to learn years later that it was never valid because of slight mistakes or nuances.

Are you in an abusive relationship? Perhaps you need a restraining order to protect you from your spouse or other loved one.

Is negotiation simply not working out such that you need to ask a Judge for help? A large part of our practice involves getting help for our clients from the Court.

Are you already divorced but need to modify your divorce decree? People often need access to the court system after a Judgment of Divorce or other court order has been entered. Family problems often don’t simply disappear just because a legal case has ended. Many of our cases are this type of case, known to the system as “post-judgment” cases.

Locating Other Professionals To Offer Our Clients Emotional and Accounting Support

In addition to providing legal assistance, we also want to help our clients find appropriate other professionals to provide them with emotional and accounting assistance. Divorce and family law cases are hard. Most judges recognize the value that psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers offer to people going through these difficult situations. Our law firm maintains a list of local therapists that have helped our clients over the years. Similarly, the financial ramifications of divorce can be difficult. Our office maintains a list of forensic accountants who can both help people who are going through financial difficulties in divorce analyze their finances. These financial professionals can also help to put a value on businesses and other assets.

Don’t go through your divorce alone! Hire a Monmouth County divorce attorney at our firm to assist you today!

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