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Resolving Divorce Conflicts

When you decide to get a divorce, you do so because something is broken in your marriage. Deciding to end your relationship is a hard decision and one most people do not take lightly. You probably have heard conflicting messages about divorce. On the one hand, everyone hopes that a divorce will not become ugly. Your friends, family, and acquaintances are probably urging you to avoid an all-out war. Certainly when a divorce dissolves into warfare, everyone gets hurt, including the children. Being nasty for the sake of getting revenge or making a point usually backfires.

On the other hand though, the same people who are hoping your divorce can remain civil are concerned for you. They warn you not to let yourself be taken advantage of and to stand up for your rights. It is true that when you are getting a divorce, you must protect yourself and guard your rights.

These two pieces of advice are seemingly conflicting. On the one hand you are supposed to try to be nice to your ex and work out a civil compromise, yet on the other hand you are supposed to refuse to allow yourself to be taken advantage of. How do you do both?

There are several answers to this question. It is possible to work with your attorney who will protect your rights and make sure you get what you deserve while at the same time calmly resolving your divorce. Another option is to use mediation. You and your ex work with a mediator who assists you in working through the issues and finding compromises that you can both be happy with. Another choice is collaborative law, where your attorneys are focused only on a mutually agreeable settlement.

DeTorres & DeGeorge handles divorce, mediation and collaborative law for the Princeton and Edison areas of New Jersey. Find out how we can help you by calling 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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