What do I have to do to end my marriage? And how does that happen? The emotional decision to end your relationship is one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make. The attorneys at Maselli Warren will be your advocates and advisers in the process to enable you to move on to the next chapter of your life. We will work with you not only to bring your marital partnership to an end, but also to make sure that you are protected in securing your rights and fulfilling your obligations.
Financial Provisions For The Future
Your divorce not only dissolves your marriage, but also addresses your future rights and obligations. For example, your children are part of your partnership — you will need to address both their current and future needs. How will they be supported, both financially and emotionally? How will we deal with their insurance needs, costs of their medical care, or future costs, such as a college education? How will the time they spend with each parent be determined? Regarding the many financial obligations associated with raising children, you will want to know how they will be supported, and how much will the other person have to pay.
There is also the question of financial support for yourself and your former spouse: will there be an obligation to provide alimony to the other party, whether for either a long term, short term, or rehabilitative purpose? How will the assets acquired during the course of the marriage be divided? What will happen concerning any debts and liabilities that may have been created during the marriage?
A Personalized Approach
These are all valid concerns that must necessarily be dealt with during the process of divorce. Our attorneys are familiar with how the law works — and how to work with you — to craft a case resolution that works in your best interests. There is no single boilerplate solution that applies to all divorce cases, and that’s why we don’t take a single boilerplate approach. We look at each case to provide the best tailor-made solution. This can include using mediation and alternative methods to resolve your case, or filing court applications that are necessary for your protection.
- What are the grounds for divorce? In the state of New Jersey, some but not all of the grounds for divorce include: adultery, alcoholism and/or drug addiction, irreconcilable differences, physical or mental abuse, and desertion.
- How do I prove I have grounds for divorce? You may have to attend a hearing, at which point you will have the opportunity to present evidence, and/or provide witnesses.
- When can I file? Either you or the other party must be a resident of New Jersey for one year prior to filing for divorce. Exceptions to this rule can be made in the case of adultery.
- Is going to court mandatory? In most cases, yes. Whether testimony given via telephone may substitute your physically appearing in court is at the discretion of your judge or court.
Resources For Filing For Divorce In New Jersey
- New Jersey Courts, Family Practice Division
- Divorce Decrees
- A PDF Guide To Divorce: Legal Information
The attorneys at Maselli Warren have over 30 years combined experience handling family law matters in Burlington, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Ocean, and Somerset Counties. We know the Judges, and they know us. We know how to get results for our clients to fit their goals, whether that’s a simple uncontested divorce on the papers or a complex custody relocation issue. If your case needs more than legal support, then we have a network of professionals to team up with to resolve your case.