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Use of Experts in Divorce Proceedings

Divorce and Family Law

How are Experts Used in Divorce Proceedings?

Many of us think of expert testimony as what we see in crime dramas where a forensics expert testifies that there was no way our favorite character could have been the murderer. While such experts do exist, experts are used in more mundane settings all the time, including divorce and other family law legal proceedings. Furthermore, experts are not just confined to the courtroom, and may be used during the discovery process, in mediation, or even to help clients cope with the many financial and emotional stresses of divorce.

The divorce and family law attorneys of Jacobs Berger have extensive experience using experts to help our clients from Morris County towns including Denville, Morristown, Madison, Randolph, Florham Park, Dover, Rockaway, and all of Northern New Jersey. Our firm has existing relationships with industry experts from the real estate, business, accounting, parenting, and many other fields. Our divorce attorneys take pride in being able to offer top quality referrals and experts to help our clients from both a legal and personal standpoint.

Call our office today if you have any questions or concerns about a family law or divorce issue. A member of our qualified and experienced legal team will be standing by to discuss your situation in a strategic planning session.

Expert Witness Attorneys Discuss Equitable Distribution Experts

Our Randolph expert witness attorneys will commonly call on financial experts within the context of our clients’ divorce case. While these experts can shine light on a variety of topics, they are primarily used regarding the equitable distribution of marital assets. In other words, they are used to determine how your assets will be divided.

These experts can include:

  • CPAs (accountants)
  • Forensic accountants
  • Financial Analysts
  • Real estate experts
  • Industry experts who can help with the valuation of owned businesses
  • Tax professionals
  • And so on

These financial experts may be used to value your family home, value an owned business, value investments, value retirement assets, and much more. Additionally, if your spouse is attempting to hide or manipulate his or her assets to seek an unfair outcome, experts may be instrumental in securing a just financial settlement.

Divorce Attorneys Use Experts for Matters Involving Children

Not all expert witnesses are used to determine how marital assets will be divided. Our Denville divorce attorneys may also use expert witnesses in regards to your child custody or child support proceedings as well.

Child custody experts can include child psychologists, psychologists, social workers, and more. Generally speaking, these experts are used to examine a family’s situation, the mental health of children, parents, or other family members, and to offer an unbiased opinion on what will be best for the child. Such experts are commonly used in child custody evaluations.

Child support experts lean more towards the financial side. However, experts can be used in child support disputes in a number of different ways, for example a medical expert may testify regarding the special needs of a child. Each case is unique, and our Denville divorce attorneys will strive to use every available avenue to reach a fair and tenable outcome.

Mental Health and Parenting Professionals Attorneys

Part of what sets our Madison Attorneys apart from other firms is our dedication to serving the personal needs of our clients in addition to the baseline legal needs. Expert witnesses are certainly a key component of many strong divorce and family law cases. However, experts can also refer to mental health and parenting experts who can help our clients and their families with the personal aspects of divorce and other major changes to their family dynamic.

For example, many individuals experience some form of mental health issue while going through a divorce. Such a reaction is not only common, but expected when experiencing high levels of stress. Our firm works closely with mental health professionals to get our clients the help they need and deserve.

It may also be a challenge for many families to continue a stable and secure environment for children during the course of a divorce. Parenting professionals can guide parents and other family members by offering useful parenting tools to keep children happy and healthy.

Contact our Expert Witness Divorce Attorneys Today

At Jacobs Berger, our attorneys have close working relationships with experts from a variety of professions in local Morris County communities such as Morristown, Madison, Denville, Randolph, Dover, Florham Park, Tewksbury, Morris Plains, and across Northern New Jersey. Our divorce attorneys believe in offering full legal service to our clients going through a divorce or other family law dispute, and that includes being able to call upon experts from the financial, mental health, parenting, and many other professions.

We believe in mitigating the many personal and financial stresses of divorce whenever possible. To that end, our firm takes pride in preparing our clients and their families for the future well beyond the conclusion of their legal proceedings.

If you or a loved one has any questions or concerns about a divorce or other family law matter, please contact us online or through our Morristown, NJ offices by calling (973) 354-4551 today for a strategic planning session with one of our experienced divorce and family law attorneys.