Why You Should Hire a Family Law Attorney

If you are considering filing for a divorce on your own, we'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. If you are in a court proceeding, it is important that you know how to behave in the courtroom so as to be appropriate and not offend the Court, thereby possibly damaging your case. The lawyers at our firm can help you to learn court room manners so that you won't do anything that could jeopardize the outcome of your case.

How a Monmouth 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 unproductive.

Do you need a premarital agreement? We have helped people draft premarital agreements for 30 years and would be happy to help you. A large part of our practice involves getting help for our clients from the Court. This is also a procedure that you should not attempt alone. Many couples create their own prenuptial agreements, only to learn years later that they were 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.

Providing Emotional and Financial Aids for Those Going Through Divorce

In addition to providing legal assistance, we also want to provide emotional and psychological assistance to those going through a rough time at present. 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.

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