Divorce is never an easy decision, but sometimes it is the best option for a couple. If you are considering a divorce in New Jersey, it is important to know the qualifications and types of divorce available. In this article, we will discuss how to qualify for divorce and the different types of divorce in New Jersey.

Qualifying for Divorce in New Jersey

To qualify for a divorce in New Jersey, you must meet the following requirements:

Residency: You or your spouse must have been a resident of New Jersey for at least one year before filing for divorce.

Grounds for Divorce: New Jersey is a no-fault state, meaning you do not have to prove fault to get a divorce. However, you must cite a reason for the divorce, including irreconcilable differences, separation, or extreme cruelty.

Separation: If you and your spouse have lived separately for 18 months or more, you can file for divorce based on separation.

Types of Divorce in New Jersey

There are two main types of divorce in New Jersey: contested and uncontested.

Contested Divorce: A contested divorce is when the couple cannot agree on issues such as property division, child custody, and support. In this type of divorce, the court will decide on these issues if the couple cannot t.

Uncontested Divorce: An uncontested divorce is when the couple agrees on all issues related to the divorce. This type of divorce is usually faster and less expensive than a contested divorce.

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How An Attorney Can Help

Getting a divorce is never easy, but knowing the qualifications and types of divorce available in New Jersey can make the process less stressful. If you are considering a divorce in New Jersey, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney. An attorney can guide you through the process and protect your rights during this difficult time. Hiring an attorney can also help ensure your case is handled efficiently and effectively.

If you need legal representation for your divorce case, the firm of Petrell Previtera can help. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of New Jersey divorce law and can provide you with the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your case.

We have offices located in Linwood, Princeton, Voorhees, and Parsippany, making it easy for you to schedule a consultation at a location that is convenient for you. During your consultation, we will discuss your situation and provide you with a clear understanding of your legal options.

At Petrell Previtera, we are committed to providing our clients with personalized attention and quality legal representation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward resolving your divorce case.