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No matter whether a couple mutually agrees that the time has come for their marriage to end, or whether one spouse has become so unhappy in the relationship that he or she springs divorce papers on his or her spouse, the process of divorce is difficult and traumatic for any person. If your marriage is ending in divorce, it is critical that you have compassionate, knowledgeable legal representation that can effectively guide you through the divorce process. Even a divorce that starts off amicably can quickly turn contentious when the spouses must resolve difficult issues like dividing property or determining child custody. When a couple’s personal relationship has already taken a turn for the worst, it can make resolving these issues through mutual agreement nearly impossible.
If you are getting divorced in Plainfield, NJ, the family law attorneys of Team Law can guide you through what to expect in the divorce process in New Jersey and help you understand your legal rights and options so that you are able to make informed, rational decisions when working to resolve the financial and personal issues in your divorce. Where necessary, our attorneys will advocate and fight on your behalf to ensure you get a fair and favorable outcome to the issues in your case.
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Contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Plainfield divorce lawyers to learn more about your legal rights and options and how our firm can help secure a fair and favorable result in resolving the issues in your divorce matter.
Today, couples who wish to seek divorce may choose to pursue a “no-fault” divorce. Regardless of whether a divorce is “no fault” or “at fault”, a spouse who files for divorce must establish legal grounds for the divorce. A no-fault divorce merely requires that a couple be separated as a married couple for at least the prior 18 consecutive months, or have experienced “irreconcilable differences” for at least the prior six consecutive months; there must also be no reasonable hope of the spouses reconciling with one another.
Of course, a spouse may still choose to seek an at-fault divorce if the other spouse has committed some form of marital misconduct. At fault divorces may be granted in New Jersey on ground such as:
While a no-fault divorce only requires establishing separation or irreconcilable differences, an at-fault divorce requires the parties seeking divorce to prove in court that the alleged grounds for an at-fault divorce exist.
When you choose Team Law to help you with your divorce case, our attorneys will bring to your case extensive experience in handling a wide variety of issues that arise in divorce matters, including:
We can help you resolve these and other issues that can arise in your divorce whether you have yet to file for divorce in court, or whether you are already in court (especially if you are required to participate in court-ordered negotiation or mediation of divorce issues).
If you are thinking about pursuing a divorce in Plainfield, contact Team Law today to schedule a free, no-obligation initial consultation to learn more about the divorce process and your legal rights and options. Or if your spouse has already beaten you to the courthouse and served you with divorce papers, reach out to us as soon as possible; you may have limited time in which to protect your legal rights and interests, and we are ready to advocate on your behalf in your case.
Plainfield is a city located in Union County, New Jersey. Nicknamed the “Queen City”, Plainfield was established in the mid-19th century and quickly developed a reputation for having a climate beneficial to respiratory diseases and was publicized as a “Colorado of the East” — Denver, Colorado at the time was known as the “Queen City of the Plains”. Today, Plainfield is home to a wide variety of homes and buildings that have made their way onto the National Register of Historic Places, built in the early 20th century by New York millionaires and bankers from Wall Street.
New Jersey uses equitable distribution of marital assets and liabilities in divorce. Equitable distribution does not mean that property and debts are divided equally between spouses; instead, the goal is to reach a division that is fair to both spouses under the circumstances of their relationship and taking into account other factors, such as each spouse’s access to separate property or any alimony/spousal support orders or agreements between the parties.
When negotiating financial issues in a divorce such as equitable distribution or alimony, both parties will need to exchange full and material financial information. This is because a marital settlement agreement can only be enforced by the court if both spouses have been given materially complete information about each other’s financial situation so that each spouse can make an informed decision whether to agree to a particular settlement. If the financial issues in your divorce go to trial, the court will require both spouses to submit case information statements, and both spouses may engage in further discovery on each other’s income and assets.
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