The worst advice you can hear about getting divorced in New Jersey
Some of the worst advice I have heard about getting divorced is given by non-lawyers. Friends of people going through the process like to think they know what the law is and tend to give advice to people that is outright wrong and not very helpful. People mean well and may think they are helping a friend out when in actuality if the wrong advice is followed it could have a devastating impact on the person getting the divorce.
Although input from friends is welcome, no one should make any final decisions about what to do in a divorce without thoroughly discussing the issue in question with an attorney.
Such questions as whether I can change the locks, should I move out, can I record my spouse, should I file for a restraining order, can I empty the joint checking account are all examples of decisions that should be discussed with your divorce lawyer not your friend from the gym.
I have also heard that sometimes people tell a divorcing person to lie in order to get a leg up in the process, that type of advice is never helpful. Usually when someone lies or acts in dishonest manner it usually is discovered and hurts the person in the long run.
If you have any questions about the process or how you should act if contemplating a divorce filing, please feel free to contact the divorce lawyers at Villani and DeLuca to have your questions professionally answered.