In New Jersey, the court will grant a divorce if any of the grounds for divorce, such as irreconcilable differences, are met. This means that you can obtain a divorce if your marriage has issues that cannot be resolved. Before you can finalize your divorce, you will have to resolve certain issues with your spouse, including child support, child custody, and the equitable distribution of your marital property.
These issues can be resolved between you and your spouse out of court, which is a less adversarial and less expensive process. If mediation cannot be arranged or no agreement can be reached, the court will resolve these issues in divorce litigation. My firm can be your guide through all phases of the divorce process. As your Freehold divorce attorney, I can fully explain to you what to expect from the legal proceedings you are preparing for and provide the counsel you need to conclude the process successfully.
Is New Jersey a 50 50 State When it Comes to Divorce?
When it comes to divorce, New Jersey is not a 50/50 state. New Jersey courts will divide the assets by the following factors:
- Marriage duration
- The marital standard of living
- Economic circumstances of each party
New Jersey courts have setup asset division in the fairest way possible that they deem to be.
Under state law, you may obtain a no-fault divorce after being separated from your spouse for at least 18 consecutive months. The separation involves living apart in separate residences. There must be no reasonable expectation that you and your spouse will reconcile. The residency requirement for this type of divorce is one year.
Fault-based grounds for divorce in New Jersey include:
- Extreme cruelty
- Addiction to a narcotic or other controlled substance
- Institutionalization for mental illness
- Imprisonment for 18 or more months
- Deviant sexual conduct
Divorce Process in New Jersey
The divorce process begins with a complaint filed in the county in which you reside. Your spouse will have 35 days to respond to the complaint. During the discovery part of the case, the marital assets will need to be identified and valued.
A distribution proposal will need to be made along with any claims for alimony or child support. Because the divorce process can be complicated, stressful, and confusing, you should obtain reliable legal representation.
As a Freehold divorce lawyer, I can ensure that you understand all of the legal consequences involved, help you make informed decisions, and help you achieve your objectives. I can also provide legal assistance with any post-divorce matters such as parental relocations and modifications of court orders.
How Can Attorney Ryan E. Gilbert Help?
You may be asking what sets us apart from any other Freehold divorce firm? At the Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC we can offer:
- 19 Years of Experience
- Competitive Rates
- Proven Track Record
- Honest & Practice Representation
- Easy access at all times to attorney, electronic files, and documents
We understand that divorce can be a very stressful and difficult time for many. It is our goal to guide you through this process which can be very complicated at times. My representation can include:
- Careful review of your case
- General idea of what to expect
- Information about your options
- Guidance through the divorce process
At Law Offices of Ryan E. Gilbert, LLC, our goal is to guide you through the complex legal process. Your best interests are our top priority. We will provide nothing less than our honest, professional opinions, giving you the information and resources needed to make the best possible decisions.
- Over 20 Years of Legal Experience
- Proven Track-Record of Successful Cases
- Honest & Practical Representation
- Easy Access to Electronic Files & Documents at All Times
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Contested Divorce
- Divorce Options
- Domestic Violence & Family Law
- Father's Rights
- High Net-Worth Divorce
- Joint Custody
- Legal Custody
- Military Divorce
- Modification of Child Custody
- Modification of Child Support
- Modification of Spousal Support
- Physical Custody
- Property Division
- Spousal Support
- Uncontested Divorce