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A divorce is a complex, difficult, even traumatic event for any married couple, even for spouses who have mutually come to the decision that their marital relationship should come to an end due to no fault of either party. Even if a couple comes to an amicable decision to part ways, a divorce proceeding can quickly become contentious once spouses realize they need to resolve difficult questions over dividing their assets and debts, child custody and support, and alimony. If you are facing divorce in Union City, you need compassionate, experienced legal representation that will be at your side through every stage of your divorce proceeding.
For more than 60 years, the attorneys of Team Law have worked tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of our clients in Union City and throughout New Jersey. We strive to ensure that our clients who are facing divorce receive experienced, knowledgeable legal advice about their legal rights and options along with legal representation dedicated to ensuring that they receive an outcome that meets their goals and interests in divorce.
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If you’re pursuing a divorce in Union City, contact Team Law today to set up a free case evaluation to talk with one of our knowledgeable family law attorneys to learn more about the divorce process and about your legal rights and options.
In order to obtain a divorce in New Jersey, either you or your spouse must have lived in New Jersey for at least the past 12 consecutive months. You must also establish grounds for divorce. Under New Jersey law, a divorce may be “no fault” so long as the spouses have been separated as a married couple for at least the past 18 months, or have had irreconcilable differences for at least the last six months, and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation.
Alternatively, one spouse can allege that the other spouse has committed some act of marital misconduct — this is known as a “fault” based divorce. Grounds for an at-fault divorce in New Jersey include:
To begin a divorce, you will need to file a complaint with the court alleging one or more of the above grounds for divrorce, along with other forms required by the court, such as a case information statement in which you list your income, assets, and debts. Once filed in court, you will need to serve a copy of the divorce complaint and a summons to your spouse via hand delivery accomplished by a sheriff or professional process server.
At Team Law, our dedicated divorce attorneys have considerable experience helping our clients favorably resolve the issues that come up in any divorce, such as:
We can help you identify what issues will likely need to be resolved between you and your spouse in your divorce. We can also help you attempt to reach a mutually agreeable settlement with your spouse through pre-complaint negotiation or mediation; resolving these issues prior to filing for divorce can make your divorce proceedings much less expensive and move along much more efficiently and smoothly than if you and your spouse chose to litigate these issues in court.
When you’ve entered the divorce process, or if you are considering divorce and have questions about the process, schedule a free, confidential initial consultation with a Union City divorce attorney from Team Law today to go over your legal rights and options and to learn more about how we can help you initiate divorce proceedings and resolve the financial and personal issues in your divorce case.
Union City is a city located in Hudson County, New Jersey. In the 2010 Census, Union City was ranked as the second-most densely populated municipality in the U.S. Union City’s nicknames of “Embroidery Capital of the U.S.” and “Little Havana on the Hudson” reflect Union City’s waves of German immigrants who built a flourishing embroidery industry, and later Cuban immigrants who were also attracted by the city’s embroidery factories and eventually made Union City the largest Cuban community outside of South Florida.
Depending on the grounds you are citing for divorce, you may need to observe a certain period of time before you can file for divorce. Some “fault”-based grounds for divorce, such as adultery, require no waiting period and you may choose to file for divorce as soon as you wish. No-fault divorces have a waiting period of six months for divorces based on irreconcilable differences, or 18 months for divorces based on separation. In addition, you and your spouse should strongly consider negotiating a settlement of the issues that will arise in your divorce, such as equitable distribution of property or alimony, before you choose to actually file a divorce complaint in court.
No. All that is necessary is that either six months have passed and there is no reasonable prospect of reconciling differences between you and your spouse, or you and your spouse have been separated for at least 18 months and there is no reasonable prospect of resuming the marital relationship.
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