Due to the intricate nature of family law, and the interplay of your legal issues with many other areas of your life, it is imperative that you find the “right fit” for all the professionals you will encounter throughout the process. These may include:
- Accountants, Forensic Accountants and Business Valuators
- Real Estate Professionals
- Therapists, Experts, Evaluators and Parenting Professionals
These professionals may be appointed by the court, selected by agreement of the parties or hired as consultants or members of your support network. The team at Jacobs Berger, LLC, regularly works with such professionals, and we are happy to refer you to people who can provide further assistance in your matter.
The division of marital property (assets and liabilities) is a fundamental step in the divorce process. An accountant can provide tax advice as well as complete reviews of your financial documents, including tax returns, bank statements and pay stubs. Additionally, where businesses, self-employment or complex family finances exist, forensic accountants and business valuators may be necessary to formulate a comprehensive picture of the detailed interests of each party.
When it comes to asset division and distribution in a divorce settlement, the value of tangible property is not always clear. Personal property can include, but is not limited to, jewelry, furniture, artwork, cars and other collectible items. A qualified appraiser can establish a value for personal property.
Divorcing couples are often forced to sell the marital home — and to do so rather quickly — based upon financial circumstances and the division of households. Without the proper guidance, the prospect of having to deal with the housing market in the midst of a family crisis elevates already high stress levels. Realtors familiar with divorce and family law issues can be helpful during the home sale and purchase process and ease the tension between parties by speaking with both of them to help bridge the gap in communication and differences of opinion. A realtor does this by setting the price of the home, listing it and advising on how to prepare it for the open house.
Issues surrounding divorce, custody, co-parenting and finances can trigger many emotions that can cloud judgment. The court may choose to appoint and/or each party may choose to engage the services of various types of professionals in light of these complex emotional issues.
Mental health professionals can help you manage stress, anxiety, depression, fear and other psychological issues that may result from or be amplified by your situation.
Therapists can assist with co-parenting efforts, parent-child relationships and coping mechanisms for parents and children involved in the process.
Experts and/or evaluators may be appointed by the court or hired by a party to conduct evaluations on a number of issues, including but not limited to custody, parenting time, drug and alcohol dependency, risk factors, anger management issues, etc.
Parenting professionals, such as parent coordinators, guardians ad litem, parenting supervisors, parenting skills program providers and custody and parenting time mediators, can also be instrumental to the process of keeping the family environment as stable as possible during a difficult time.
Contact Jacobs Berger, LLC, to work with a family law attorney in New Jersey
Jacobs Berger, LLC, is a legal practice devoted to litigation and mediation focusing on families. Reach out to our law office located in Morristown, NJ online or call 973-710-4366 to schedule a meeting with one of our lawyers. We are conveniently located at 16 Washington Street, Suite 201, Morristown, NJ 07960. Meetings can, upon consultation and agreement, be arranged at alternate locations.