Monday, November 18, 2013

Other Things your Divorce Lawyer can do for you

When you are going through a divorce, your attorney traditionally assists you with division of assets, child custody, and child and spousal support. In addition to these matters, your divorce attorney can help you with many adjunct services that you might want to address at this time.

It is helpful to hire a divorce attorney who practices in these complementary areas of law or shares a practice with other attorneys who can be available. Here are some of the matters for which your attorney can provide advice:

Changing your name

If you want to change back to your maiden name after your divorce, ask your attorney to file for a name change on your behalf. This saves you time, money and the inconvenience of filing the papers yourself. You can then use your divorce decree to request a name change on your passport, driver license and credit cards.

Wills and trusts

When you divorce, you will likely need to modify your will. You can appoint a new executor, reassign beneficiaries and create various trusts. If you have minor children, you might need to change their appointed legal guardians, to avoid later confusion.

Advance healthcare directives and proxy

You will likely also need to appoint a new healthcare proxy, the person who makes decisions regarding medical intervention should you become incapacitated.

Real estate transactions

If you are selling your marital home, or buying a new place, your attorney can arrange the real estate closing and maintain an escrow account for you and your ex-spouse while you are dividing your assets.

Restraining orders, orders of protection

Should it become necessary, your attorney can request a restraining order against your ex-spouse or any other person who is harassing, stalking, threatening or harming you or your children in any way.

The attorneys at Murano & Roth, LLC can provide a full range of legal services in addition to managing your divorce. For your free consultation, call our Bergen County offices at 201.265.3400 or contact us online.

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By Jason D. Roth

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