As you may know, divorce can be a very contentious process, as spouses frequently are unable to agree upon the terms of their divorce. Oftentimes, divorces of this nature will enter the litigation process, wherein a judge will ultimately determine the outcome of your divorce. That being said, in other cases, spouses will look to alternate methods of divorce, such as mediation, in an effort to resolve any outstanding issues, such as child support, child custody, spousal support, equitable distribution, and more. Mediation can be a civil, efficient and productive way to resolve any divorce-related issues outside of a courtroom setting, however, sometimes, it is necessary to retain expert witnesses to provide analysis, reports and testimony on issues that you and your spouse are having difficulty agreeing upon. Please continue reading and speak with our New Jersey family law attorneys to learn more about how expert witnesses may be utilized in your divorce.
Types of Expert Witnesses
As previously mentioned, there are a variety of expert witnesses that you may retain in connection with your divorce. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, you may require one or more of the following experts in providing analysis and testimony where needed:
- Business Valuation Experts: If you or your spouse own a business, you should strongly consider retaining a qualified business valuation expert who can accurately assess and appraise your business to resolve any disputes regarding the value of your business.
- Financial Experts: In determining equitable distribution and alimony, various issues, such as marital lifestyle and expenses, retirement assets, the cost of childcare, and other financial issues will need to be resolved, and a financial expert can provide valuable testimony and analysis on what would be a fair agreement for both spouses.
- Medical Experts: Determining the cost of healthcare for a child or spouse is critical, as it may have a significant impact on alimony or child support payments.
- Psychologists: Divorce is an emotional process, and psychologists can speak with all involved parties to help assess what type of agreement would have the least harmful psychological impact on children and others involved.
- Real Estate Experts: If you are getting divorced, all real estate will be subject to equitable distribution, which is why these assets must first be properly valued.
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