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Making a New House a Home After Divorce in NJ

If you will not be remaining in the marital home after your divorce, a move is in your future. Moving is stressful under the best of circumstances, but when you add a divorce on top of it, it can feel overwhelming. Follow these tips to make your move successful and your new home feel like yours.

  • Think about what kind of home you need before you move. It’s tempting to find something quickly, particularly if you are still living with your spouse, but your needs have changed and it is important to consider the size, neighborhood, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and general character of the home or apartment that will suit your new life.
  • Make lists of items you need in your new home. You will likely be able to negotiate with your spouse to take some items you need from the marital home, but it is unlikely you will get everything you need. Create a list of what you need to buy and use it to shop sales, consignment stores, and eBay for inexpensive replacements. Build into your negotiations the costs associated with replacing items if you can.
  • Take the time to paint. It’s tempting to move in and get settled quickly, but the truth is that paint is an inexpensive and easy way to personalize a home, not to mention make it brighter and more cheerful.
  • Listen to your own sense of style. This is your chance to decorate and set up your home in a way that appeals to you and you alone. Use and buy only things you really like or that meet your needs.
  • Make yourself comfortable. You want your new home to be a place where you feel happy, relaxed, and free. You have no one to answer to but yourself, so this is your chance to express yourself.

DeTorres & DeGeorge is the law firm you need for your divorce case in the Flemington and Clinton area of New Jersey. Call us today.

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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.

Erin D. DeGeorge
Erin D. DeGeorge joined DeTorres & DeGeorge, LLC as partner to the firm in June of 2010. Prior to joining DeTorres & DeGeorge, Erin was associated with the national firm of Fox Rothschild LLP and Cutler, Simeone, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, LLC...
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