Newark, NJ asked in Divorce for New Jersey

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I wa t to leave my husband of 20 year's and I'm a little concerned on how he will take it . He does have a temper. We have no children , but we have 11 acres of land with a 38 ft 5th wheel . We also have acquired lots of merchandise for the property . . We have a small savings and lots of things for our home , which we don't own . I don't want to jeopardize all I have worked for. Can you please give me a little guidance ? Thank you !

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Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer
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  • Clifton, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Your situation is beyond the scope of this forum and a personal consultation and a detailed discussion of your entire situation with an experienced matrimonial attorney will be necessary to provide meaningful advice. During this pandemic, you have a choice of either seeing your attorney in person or by way of a secure state of the art Zoom Video Conference. So you don’t have to be restricted by geography anymore in terms of choosing an attorney. You can “Meet” your attorney online for an initial strategy session from the comfort of your own home. Through mail, e-mail and electronic filing almost everything can be done without leaving your home, for most types of cases. Pick the best attorney you can find and remember one rule: a good attorney is generally never cheap, and a cheap attorney is generally never good so don't choose based on price.

Richard Diamond
Richard Diamond
Answered
  • Millburn, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The best way for you to decide on how to move forward constructively is to meet with a family law attorney - preferably a "certified matrimonial trial lawyer by the New Jersey Supreme Court", which is the designation given to only 2% of the lawyers in this state, who have demonstrated specific trial skills and specific knowledge of family law issues. During your consultation, you and the lawyer can discuss your income setting vs his income setting, the value of the property, etc and how best to move forward with a divorce matter ( if that is the path you decide to pursue). If you would like to schedule a consultation with one of the partners in Diamond & Diamond, please feel free to call us.

Bari Weinberger
Bari Weinberger
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  • Parsippany, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Thank you for your question. Leaving a spouse can be difficult both emotionally and financially. You would benefit from a consult, either by phone or by video conference, with a family law attorney to go over all of your rights and options and what you can expect if in fact you decide to leave your husband.

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