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How to Decide if You Want a Divorce

Deciding to get a divorce is a difficult decision. It is often a long road with many twists and turns along the way. One day you may be certain you want a divorce, while the next day you may want to stay in your marriage. It is a difficult decision and one that should be made carefully. Follow these tips to help you decide if you want a divorce.

  • See a therapist. A marriage counselor, couples therapist, or individual therapist can help you work on fixing what’s wrong in your marriage and/or help you come to the conclusion that a divorce is the best solution, if that is true in your situation. If you don’t first try to fix your marriage, you might always wonder if it could have been saved.
  • Understand the possible outcomes. It’s hard to decide if you want a divorce if you don’t really understand what that will mean for you and your family. Set up a consultation with a divorce attorney so that you can understand how a divorce will impact you. Child custody, property division, alimony, and child support are all important components of a divorce that you need to understand. You should also find out how much a divorce will actually cost and how long it will take.
  • Marriage therapists routinely recommend that couples considering divorce find out what it feels like. They suggest you take a week and live as if you were divorced, sharing time with your children, living apart, and running your lives financially and practically as if you were divorced. This allows you to try it out and see what it really feels like.

DeTorres & DeGeorge handle divorce and family law in New Jersey and are ready to talk to you about your case.

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About DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law

DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law is a New Jersey based family law firm that has been helping New Jersey residents achieve the best possible results in their divorce for nearly 30 years. The DeTorres and DeGeorge Family Law team is always ready to fight for their clients’ rights – determined to help New Jersey families overcome legal challenges from start to finish. Our legal team, with over 65 years of combined experience, provides expert guidance on all family law and divorce-related matters, including custody and parenting time, alimony and child support, equitable distribution of assets, premarital agreements, post-divorce issues, executive compensation distribution, divorces for business owners, and divorce mediation. The firm has been recognized for its dedication and expertise in the industry by multiple local and national organizations, including Super Lawyers, Law Firm 500, and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Rosanne DeTorres, Managing Partner, is one of 150 lawyers certified as a matrimonial law attorney.

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Caitlin DeGuilo Toker joined DeTorres and DeGeorge as an associate attorney in June 2014 and was named a partner of the firm in May 2019.Prior to joining the firm, Caitlin was associated with law firms specializing in the practice of family ...
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