Moving Forward After Divorce

Townsend Tomaio and Newmark - Morristown Family Law Firm

Laurie Newmark, an attorney and partner in the Morristown, NJ Family Law Firm, Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, knows the importance of having her clients move forward with their life after a divorce. Laurie says, "An important part of the entire divorce process is that the participants get through the divorce emotionally sound. This requires an honest look at the future. It means that the divorce has been settled in a way that each person gets the outcome that he or she wants." 

 

Compromise is usually part of the agreement. However it is always important that both parties believe that a fair agreement has been reached. Laurie says, "I prefer to try and keep people out of court. Court appearances add time and money."

"For me, a mediator is important to help couples work through their differences. Getting a solid financial picture of the future is critical to emotional well-being. An in-depth look at children's expenses, health insurance, retraining to enter the workforce, living expenses including housing and automobile, are large areas of concern for a spouse who has primarily been the caregiver. In addition to an accountant and financial advisor, the help of a therapist may be important to the effective adjustment to a new lifestyle. Someone who has not been in the workforce for a while will often have to make major adjustments to their daily schedules. In addition to acquiring the necessary skill set for employment, other behavior changes may be required."

Check out the accompanying video for more information from Laurie Newmark.

Last modified onWednesday, 02 April 2014 08:19
Judy Chapman

Judy Chapman founded Garden State Woman, Inc. in 1998 and the Garden State Woman Education Foundation 501(c)3 in 2007. In recognition of the need for women everywhere, including New Jersey, to take firmer control of their futures and their families’ futures - in a world that is still not equally balanced between the opportunities and rewards provided men and women - for equal efforts in many aspects of their personal and professional lives.

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