If you are want a divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce, it is recommended that you hire a family law attorney. It is possible to handle a divorce yourself without legal counsel, but you will have to be responsible for filling out all the correct documentation properly. If you and your spouse have property to divide or children to consider, then having an attorney is definitely advised. I am Attorney Ryan E. Gilbert, and I provide family law counsel in Rutherford and surrounding areas. I am prepared to help with a simple collaborative divorce or fight for you in court in a contested divorce. My more than 10 years of experience practicing law enables me to lessen the emotional stress of dissolving a marriage while helping you define and reach your goals.
It is even more important to be sure you have legal guidance when you and your spouse have property and assets. All of it needs to be assessed for value and then divided fairly. There is also the matter of children to be addressed. Factors such as physical custody, visitation, child support and spousal support will have to be determined. These decisions can be made much more difficult when there are feelings of hostility and bitterness. That is another reason why quality, skilled representation is a very good idea. These hallmarks of my representation mean that we can get through the divorce process much more efficiently and with reduced emotional turmoil.
Another feature of my practice is that I personally work with every client. In addition to family law, I can also defend clients for criminal defense issues, such as domestic violence and drug crimes. To get started, call my firm today!