Trustworthy Guidance Through the Dissolution Process

For many people, filing for divorce is uncharted territory. You may have talked to friends, relatives and co-workers, but that information, while well-intended, can often be misleading. It is our goal to guide you through the process by letting you know
how the process works and explaining where you will be when the divorce is over. This involves explaining exactly how the court system operates and what legal steps need to be taken to resolve issues of child custody, parenting time, spousal and child support, distribution of property, and counsel fees.

At Nemergut & Duff, our highly experienced lawyers will personally and professionally walk you through
each step of marital dissolution. We will also help you understand what to expect along the way.

Contact an Edison divorce attorney to schedule a free initial consultation. Please call our law office directly at 732-636-3400 to learn how we can help.

Major credit cards accepted.

A Roadmap of Divorce

In general, the outline of a contested divorce looks like this:

  1. Attempt to resolve the divorce.
  2. File a complaint with the court.
  3. Enter into a period of discovery, which involves exchanging financial information or obtaining it through document requests.
  4. Attend custody/parenting mediation through the family court.
  5. Attend the Early Settlement Panel (ESP) at which time the parties and their lawyers meet with two experienced matrimonial lawyers who offer recommendations as to how to settle unresolved financial issues.
  6. If still unresolved, the case goes to nonbinding economic mediation at which an experienced matrimonial lawyer devotes two hours of his or her time to help mediate a settlement.
  7. If mediation fails, the case goes to trial before a family court judge. Divorce trials are not presented to a jury in New Jersey. A divorce trial is not continuous and may be spread out over many days and can take several months.
  8. If the trial results are in error, the last resort is to file an appeal.

Attorney Howard Duff is certified in matrimonial law by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He also has extensive trial experience and a respected reputation for
results, both in litigation and settlement. In addition, he is an ESP panelist in Union County and Middlesex County, New Jersey.

Consult a Woodbridge Property Division Attorney

If you are considering filing for divorce, or if your spouse has already filed, talk to an experienced Woodbridge divorce attorney at Nemergut & Duff. We offer free initial consultations, reasonable rates and accept all major credit cards. Call our office at 732-636-3400. Messages are returned the same day.