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Bayonne Divorce Lawyer

Are you considering filing for divorce in Bayonne? We can help you! Our team of divorce lawyers have handled hundreds of divorce cases over the years, ranging from uncontested to complex. Call (201) 798-8000 today, use our contact form below, or chat with us live 24/7 for a free consultation.

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We proudly represent divorce clients throughout New Jersey, including Bayonne

Whether you want to file for divorce or have been served with divorce papers by your spouse, a divorce process can be stressful, emotional, and can cause significant repercussions for your life. While it may seem like an automatic process, many factors need to be considered by both parties to ensure the best possible result.

The first step is to hire the services of a skilled Bayonne divorce lawyer. Bhatt Law Group has an experienced and reputable team of divorce lawyers that can guide you through the legal process of separating from your spouse.

Can You Act as Your Own Attorney?

Yes. It is possible to serve as your own attorney in a divorce case. You can legally represent yourself in a divorce or family law matter.  However, you should know that there are some disadvantages to doing so.

One major disadvantage of representing yourself is that you may have difficulty convincing the court that your ex-spouse needs to pay child support or alimony. Also, you may not be very familiar with your local laws or how the court proceedings are done.

There are many misconceptions and expectations about divorce that make people assume some of the most important aspects. For a common person, the nitty-gritty might not be relevant but to an attorney, any issue on divorce should not be ignored because it will have dire consequences.

Therefore, the easiest way to have an upper hand in a divorce case is to hire an experienced Bayonne divorce lawyer. When you hire an attorney, he or she will handle all aspects of the case for you.

From drafting the initial pleadings to representing your interests at court, the attorney will take care of everything so you won’t have to worry about anything except negotiating with your spouse and preparing for trial.

Requirements for Divorce in Bayonne

Many conditions must be met before a divorce can be granted in Bayonne. The most basic requirement, which applies to any marriage, is that the spouses have lived separately for at least 18 months.

If this period has elapsed, then the court will consider all other factors in determining whether or not a divorce should be granted. You must also meet the residency requirements of the state, which is 12 consecutive months.

Moreover, a couple must establish that they can cooperate with each other after their separation and that they can live without domestic violence. In some instances, a judge may consider whether or not one spouse has behaved in an unruly manner prior to the separation or s convicted of a domestic violence offense within the past five years.

Common Mistakes People Make During Their Divorce

There are several mistakes that people make during a divorce, which can make the proceeding more complicated. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make:

  • Trying to be Your Own Lawyer

    It is possible to represent yourself in court in Bayonne during a divorce proceeding. However, trying to do everything yourself can be overwhelming and you are likely to miss deadlines. The more involved you are in the process, the more likely it is that things will go wrong.

    Most people have the misconception that working with an attorney can be quite expensive and makes the process complicated. However, working with an attorney can significantly increase your chances of getting a better deal since they are experienced and have excellent negotiating skills.

    Also, hiring a Bayonne divorce attorney can help protect your rights and make sure that everything goes smoothly for everyone involved.

  • Reacting Immediately to Emotions

    It’s natural to feel angry and upset after your marriage ends, especially if your spouse was abusive or neglectful. This can also be the case if the marriage had lasted for a long time and you invested a lot in it. Nevertheless, it’s important not to let these feelings escalate into actions that can cause more harm than good.

    Thinking rationally will help keep emotions from getting in the way of what needs to be done during this difficult time in your life. Also, it helps to hire a lawyer to act on your behalf and help you make reasonable decisions.

  • Dragging Out Negotiation

    Many couples believe that the longer they negotiate, the better their chances of reaching an agreement. However, dragging out your negotiations only means that you may lose out on getting an early resolution.

    On the contrary, you need to ensure that you get the divorce process started as soon as possible. Get a Bayonne divorce lawyer, make sure you have all the paperwork ready, and start working on your agreement. This will save you a lot of aggravation and stress later on.

  • Setting Unrealistic Expectations

    The moment you meet with your divorce lawyer, you should start thinking about what you want from the separation and divorce process. However, this doesn’t mean that you should set unrealistic expectations.

    You may think that your spouse has changed after the separation, or that he or she will change once the marriage is over. You may also expect your spouse to be supportive of you after the divorce, or even interested in what happens with your children. Setting unrealistic expectations will only make the process more stressful and overwhelming for you.

  • Failing to Prepare for Child Custody and Support

    This is one of the most common mistakes people make during their divorce. They worry about everything else except preparing for child custody and child support.

    The court can award sole or joint custody and decide how much time and contact each parent will have with their child or children. The child custody arrangement may involve making decisions such as the child’s religious upbringing, education, medical care, and more. Preparing in advance will make it easy for everyone, including the children, once the divorce has been finalized.

Contact Bayonne Divorce Lawyer for Quick Divorce Process

A Bayonne divorce lawyer from Bhatt Law Group will not only make the process of divorce fast but also smooth for you. To speak to one of our knowledgeable Bayonne divorce lawyers, contact us now at (201) 798-8000. We will offer you a free consultation to discuss your family issue and start with the divorce process as soon as possible.

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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.

 

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Domestic matters can be incredibly complicated and emotional. Our team of New Jersey family lawyers at Bhatt Law Group are dedicated to protecting your best interests in family law matters, from divorce to custody disputes to DYFS investigations. Let us help you through this challenging time in your life.

 

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