Divorce is never easy, but a good attorney can simplify the legal process and help you towards a better future. The divorce attorneys at Petrelli Previtera specialize in helping families create mutually beneficial divorce agreements through mediation, collaboration, and, when necessary, litigation. We offer creative solutions to disputes involving the division of assets, child custody, child support, and spousal support. While Petrelli Previtera is best-known for our handling of complex and high asset divorce cases, we offer a full range of family law services including divorce, child custody, and support. Contact Petrelli Previtera to learn how we can help you reach your divorce and custody goals.
At Petrelli Previtera, our attorneys help clients end their marriages as efficiently and successfully as possible. Every divorce is different, which is why we take the time to understand each client’s individual needs and goals and explore all options for the best resolution possible.
Some couples negotiate a divorce agreement outside of court, while others need to go to trial. No matter your unique situation, our firm can identify the best strategy for a great outcome. We will work with you to solve the complicated issues of child custody, child support, spousal support, and others.
The Initial Consultation
Feel free to schedule a meeting through our online system or by calling the firm. During our first meeting, we will define your goals and consider any potential obstacles in getting exactly what you want in your divorce. We’ll discuss issues such as parental rights, custody, and division of property, and we will give you the best advice on how to protect your assets. If you decide to retain us as your counsel, we can begin the process immediately after the first meeting.
Your Advocate from Start to Finish
Even if you and your spouse have agreed to end the marriage, you may have different ideas about who the children should live with, who gets the car, or who should live in the family home. The assets you and your spouse own could make the marriage dissolution process even more complex. Naturally, you want to ensure an equitable distribution of property, appropriate spousal support, and if you have kids, that child support payments will be fair.
Petrelli Previtera secures our clients’ futures by uncovering hidden assets, making sure that property is fairly distributed, and that all income is disclosed and reflected in child support and spousal support agreements. Our divorce lawyers will stay with you every step of the way. We’ll ensure the process is as easy and expedient as possible. You are ready to start the divorce process, but it is already overwhelming. We can help.
Frequently Asked Questions about Voorhees, N.J. Divorce
In order to file for divorce in New Jersey, you or your spouse must have resided in the state for at least one year. The only exception is when adultery is the grounds for the divorce. In this case, either you or your spouse must be a New Jersey resident.
In New Jersey, a spouse must have a reason or “grounds” for requesting a divorce. The most common grounds for divorce in Voorhees is irreconcilable differences. Other grounds for divorce in New Jersey include:
- Abandonment or desertion lasting 12 months or longer
- Deviant sexual behavior
- Extreme cruelty
- Habitual drunkenness or voluntary addiction lasting 12 months or longer
- Incarceration for eighteen months preceding the request for divorce
- Institutionalization for a mental illness lasting 24 months or more
- Separation for eighteen months or longer
Although, some grounds for divorce in New Jersey have a time requirement, there is no mandatory waiting period before a divorce can become final. The Administrative Office of the Courts in New Jersey has mandated that divorces to be completed within one year of the filing of the divorce complaint; however, complex divorces may take longer than a year.
You must file a “Complaint for Divorce”. There are four different forms. The form you use will depend on your grounds for divorce. You will also need to complete a “Filing Letter to the Court—Complaint Form” which says you are filing for divorce, a “Certification of Insurance where you list all your insurance coverage, a “Certification of Notification of Complementary Dispute Resolution” confirming that you know about mediation, and a “Confidential Litigant Information Sheet”. If there are any issues involving custody, support, alimony, or the division of debts and assets, you will need to file a “Family Part Case Information Statement”.
When you’re ready to learn about the possible legal solutions to your situation schedule a consultation.