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Divorce is often a sad time for any couple, even if they have mutually come to the realization that their marriage no longer works and that they must end it. However, even when spouses agree to seek a divorce, they may not initially recognize the difficult personal and financial issues that must be resolved between them before the court can grant them a divorce. If you are seeking divorce, you need experienced legal representation who can help you to understand what to expect in divorce and fight to protect your rights and interests during the resolution of the issues in your case, especially if these issues become contentious between you and your spouse or your relationship with your spouse makes negotiated or mediated settlement difficult or even impossible.
At Team Law, we always make sure that you understand each step of the divorce process so that you can anticipate complications that may arise when you file for and pursue a divorce. We also ensure that you understand your legal rights and options; we provide experienced legal advice to help you make informed, rational decisions in resolving each of the issues in your divorce case. In the end, we are committed to ensuring that you receive a fair and favorable outcome in your case.
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When your marriage is headed to divorce, contact the family law attorneys at Team Law today to schedule a free case review with one of our New Brunswick divorce lawyers to go over your legal rights and options and to learn more about how our firm can help make your divorce case go as efficiently and smoothly as possible.
In New Jersey, a spouse or couple that wishes to get divorced must establish legal grounds for the divorce. These days, New Jersey law allows for a “no-fault” divorce, in which a spouse or couple may establish grounds for divorce by asserting that they have been separated as a married couple for a period of at least 18 months, or that they have experienced “irreconcilable differences” for a period of at least six months, and there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation.
Historically, and even today, spouses could seek divorce by establishing that one spouse was “at fault” by committing some form of misconduct. Grounds for an at-fault divorce under New Jersey law include:
Although a no-fault divorce only requires a spouse to prove that the grounds for divorce exist, if a spouse contests being “at fault” for the divorce, the court will need to hold a trial in which the spouse seeking divorce must prove that grounds exist for the divorce.
At Team Law, we know how difficult a divorce can be even for someone who knows that their marriage has come to an end and that divorce is the right option. We work diligently to ensure that resolution of the issues that arise in divorce proceeds as smoothly as possible. Our attorneys are highly experienced in helping clients with divorce matters such as:
Our attorneys have seen how emotionally-charged these issues can be for a divorcing couple. That’s why we always offer our clients experienced, knowledgeable advice to help our clients make informed, reasoned decisions in addressing the issues in their divorce so that they can get the fairest, most favorable outcome that meets our clients’ goals, needs, and expectations.
If you have decided that the time is right to file for divorce, or if you have been surprised by your spouse with divorce papers, you need to move quickly to protect your rights and interests. Schedule a free, confidential case review with a New Brunswick divorce attorney from Team Law to better understand the divorce process and your rights and options and to discuss how our firm may be able to help you obtain the best possible outcome in your divorce matter.
New Brunswick is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, and serves as the county seat for Middlesex County. New Brunswick is famed as the home of Rutgers University. In addition, the city is home to Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Hospital, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, and corporate headquarters and R&D and production facilities for multiple pharmaceutical companies, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb, leading to New Brunswick’s nickname of the “Healthcare City”.
Although you are not required to hire an attorney in order to file a divorce complaint in New Jersey court, it is incredibly helpful to have the assistance of legal counsel who knows the rules and procedures of divorce court and who can look out for your interests during resolution of all the issues in your divorce. In addition, if your spouse is represented by legal counsel, it is highly advisable that you obtain your own counsel to help protect your legal rights and interests.
Yes. A divorce complaint may be filed in New Jersey so long as either spouse has resided in the state for at least the past 12 consecutive months. Even if your spouse has moved out of New Jersey following your separation, you can choose to file your divorce papers in New Jersey as long as you meet the residency requirement.
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