Contested Divorce in New Jersey? How to Get What You Deserve

Contested Divorce in New Jersey? How to Get What You Deserve

Navigating Your Contested Divorce in New Jersey


If you and your spouse do not agree on the terms of your divorce, you will have to file a contested divorce. Don’t worry; you are not alone. Many couples file for a contested divorce in New Jersey, which involves the family court. The family court will consider what each spouse wants and make a final judgment. Although the court will ultimately decide, you can still take steps to get what you deserve. A good place to start is deciding what you want.

What Do You Want From Your Divorce?

If you and your spouse can’t agree on the terms of your divorce, you probably have a good idea of what you want. But at this point, it’s important to speak with a New Jersey divorce attorney. An attorney can explain your options and help you identify your goals and your options for achieving them.

Pick Your Poison

There may be more than one way to get what you deserve from your contested divorce. Aggressive courtroom battles can be effective, but it’s generally preferable for couples and their attorneys to reach a settlement agreement on their own. It’s possible to settle the terms of your divorce even after filing for a contested divorce in New Jersey. Initiating litigation and hiring an attorney might be enough to facilitate negotiations, so don’t rule out settling as a possibility.


The key to getting what you deserve in your divorce is hiring a good attorney. Every divorce is different. So, when hiring an attorney, experience matters most. Find an attorney who has handled settlement negotiations, mediations, litigation, and trial. You want someone who can help you get what you deserve through any means necessary. Your attorney can help you decide the best approach.

Know Your Strategy

If you want alimony, you should gather information about your finances and decide how much you need for how long. If you want full custody, you will need to know how to argue for it. What’s the weakness in your spouse’s argument, and how can you use that to your advantage? You need to make a good argument backed by a strategy. Tell your story, make it compelling, and stand your ground.

It is Possible to Get What You Deserve

Many people walk away from their divorce financially—and emotionally—ruined. They poured their resources into fighting in court, only to have the court rule against them. Take the steps needed to get a better outcome. Choose an attorney you can trust. Do your homework. Prepare a compelling story. Being proactive will help you get what you deserve out of your divorce.

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Fighting for what you deserve in divorce is stressful, but the knowledgeable attorneys at the Williams Law Group, LLC have the experience needed to defend your rights and get you the divorce outcome you want. Located in Short Hills, New Jersey, Williams Law Group, LLC provides compassionate and dedicated legal services to Union, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties, and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable attorneys handle divorce and family law, child custody, and child abuse/neglect cases. Call our office at (908) 810-1083, email us at, or contact us through our confidential online form to schedule a consultation and ultimately get you connected with an experienced New Jersey divorce and child custody attorney.


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