Before negotiations start, you and your attorney can work together to develop strong and practical alimony recommendations. You can roleplay how they might be received and devise other alternatives to have ready to propose. Depending upon how you and your spouse are settling your issues, your attorney may actually be the one speaking on your behalf during the negotiations and mediation sessions.
As you choose an attorney, look for one with demonstrable negotiation experience to ensure that you receive the feedback and guidance you will need to successfully navigate this process.
Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.