New Jersey residents who are facing the prospect of a divorce are also usually facing quite a bit of uncertainty as well. A divorce can be life-changing, in many ways. Your family dynamics will obviously be changing significantly, but your finances may be greatly impacted too. As you view these issues as the challenging legal aspects of your divorce case that they are, it is important to take the time to find workable solutions for your own unique case.
Your divorce issues
Although every divorce case is unique, there are usually some core issues that are similar across the board: property and debt division, alimony, child custody and child support. Of course, if there are no minor children involved, child custody and support won’t be part of the case. But, that still leaves property division and alimony, and those issues alone can sometimes make a divorce case quite challenging.
So, how can you find workable solutions in your case? Well, in some instances, direct negotiations between the soon-to-be ex-spouses and their attorneys can bear fruit, leading to a settlement of the issues that can be ratified by the family law court in a divorce decree. For others who may have more complicated issues—or emotions—clouding the case, mediation can be a helpful route. Mediation allows the parties to benefit from the skills of a third-party, neutral mediator, who may be adept at finding solutions.
In the end, you want to make sure that you have made your stand on the points that are important to you. Some cases go to litigation in court, but that is often not the best use of time or resources. Take the time to learn about the options that are available to you.