Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C.

Child custody: The difference the right lawyer can make

Many people expect a breakup to go hand in hand with stress and emotional turmoil. While this is often true in divorce cases, especially when it comes to child custody, it does not have to be the case. By obtaining the help of the right New Jersey family law lawyer for a particular case, the process can go a lot smoother.  

Legal representation may not always be needed, but it surely holds certain benefits. Attorneys have the legal knowledge to gauge if claims made by the parties are realistic and possible. Lawyers also have the know how with regard to previous verdicts in similar cases, what is important to judges and how to present cases to pursue the best possible results.

While the initial expense of hiring a lawyer may seem daunting, the long-term savings that can result may save a lot more. A savvy attorney can protect clients from unfair child support or alimony agreements, unfair division of marital estates and costly errors in judgment. The attorney can also fend off unfounded threats and intimidation tactics used by the other party against a client.

Another benefit of obtaining legal representation is that a client can be assured that the right documents will be filed at the right time with the right person. Most probably, the biggest benefit of all is that an experienced lawyer will always be objective, which is not always the case when friends and family start voicing opinions and suggesting that they know exactly what to do. Each individual child custody case is unique to the parties involved, and a New Jersey family law lawyer is the best situated to provide the needed advice and ongoing support.

Source:, "Parenting: Importance Of Hiring The Right Family Law Attorney", Accessed on March 7, 2018

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