New Jersey Divorce Settlement Attorney

Monmouth County Divorce Trial Attorney

The most important question in any divorce, is will your case be settled by way of a Collaborative Divorce, or will it go through a traditional litigated divorce process through the courts inevitably going to trial? That is a crucial question that can only be answered by you and your wife. The path your case takes and the process itself is dictated by your goals and those of your wife. While the majority of divorce cases end up settling, many through the most recently enacted laws of our state codifying Collaborative Divorce as an often preferable method of alternative dispute resolution, there are times when going to divorce court truly is the only option and actually may make sense. The motto of the Law Offices of Douglas I. Krompier MBA LLC in Freehold is to make every reasonable attempt to reach a settlement while always thinking ahead and preparing for trial.

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What Are You Fighting Over?

Obviously, if there is no fighting, there is no need for trial, and if there is no need for trial, your case may be properly suited for the Collaborative Divorce process.  If there is a fight, it is important to consider what the fight is over. Is it over money or property? Is it over issues involving the children? Realistically, those are the only two issues worth fighting over. It is important never to fight just for the sake of fighting. If that type of fight ends up going to trial, it will end up costing you in the long run. Courts do not look upon such battles kindly.  Perhaps, your children’s welfare and the future civility between you and your soon to be ex-spouse can allow the process to occur at a lesser cost to you all.  That is where a Collaborative Divorce may be appropriate.

What Needs to Be Considered?

The first detail that needs to be taken into consideration is that trial is expensive; much more expensive than settlement, and likely significantly more costly than a Collaborative Divorce. Bringing in forensic accountants costs money. Bringing in child psychologists costs money. Trial also takes significantly longer.  While accountants and child psychologists are part of the Collaborative Divorce process, it is a non-adversarial approach, with the common goal to resolve issues so that both spouses and the children are not harmed or made poor by the process and by its outcome.

Attorney Douglas I. Krompier MBA LLC will help you understand the cost of trial, compared to the potential benefits. He will make certain that you understand whether or not trial will be beneficial. He will never let you lose yourself in a dispute and forget about the cost involved.  He will discuss with you the benefits of Collaborative Divorce and the requirements associated with it.  He will discuss with you his extensive formal training as a Collaborative Divorce attorney and a mediator, and explain how it may benefit you in achieving your goals- all of them.

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Protect your rights. Every one of them. To schedule a consultation with a New Jersey divorce settlement lawyer, call (732)431-9188 or contact the firm by e-mail. The firm represents clients throughout Monmouth County, Middlesex County, and Ocean County.