A client can keep his or her costs down by being available to discuss their case by compiling their financial documents in a timely manner and by participating in the process in an engaged manner. By retaining an attorney who is experienced in family law, you will be able to hone in on the issues that are important to you and address those issues efficiently by being prepared to engage in a meaningful discussion leading to a fair and equitable resolution. Oftentimes emotions run very high in a divorce. It may be necessary to engage a therapist to address the emotional issues so that, as divorcing party, one is able to focus on the issues that need resolution. Communication is key in a divorce. By effectively communicating what is important to you and to your family, your attorney will be able to incorporate your concerns and needs into a settlement that allows you to move on from the divorce to your future endeavors.
Michele E. D’Onofrio is a family law attorney practicing in Warren, New Jersey.