Morris County NJ Divorce Law Firm
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The Divorce Process in Morris County
The breakup of a marriage can be extremely complicated. Everything in your life is affected, including your children, your property, and your future income. Even an uncontested divorce case can be very stressful.
There are two parts to any divorce case. First, one of the spouses must demonstrate to the court that it has the right to grant the parties a divorce. This is done by filing a complaint for divorce with the Superior Court of New Jersey. Grounds for divorce can be “fault” or “no fault”. A court requires the parties to prove certain facts that support their request to get divorced. In New Jersey, this is relatively easy with the passage of the “irreconcilable differences” statute. This is one of the two “no-fault” grounds for divorce. While there are other grounds for divorce, this cause of action is typically used, even in fault cases, because of the low threshold of proof needed to satisfy a party’s burden of moving forward with the divorce.
The second part of the case is the more complicated aspect of divorce. That is the part of the case involving the resolution of child custody, parenting time and financial rights. In the typical divorce case, the parties ultimately agree upon the custody and financial issues. The parties then enter into a written document incorporating their agreement. Then the case proceeds to court as an uncontested matter and a judge grants the parties a divorce incorporating their agreement. In the less typical case, the parties do not agree how to resolve their case and the case proceeds to trial after which a judge decides all of the issues.
There are a number of considerations in any divorce case, even those where the parties agree on most of the issues. Do not try the DIY approach to divorce. It is simply too complicated to cover all the issues without a lawyer. Additionally, you should be looking for an attorney that only practices divorce and family law. They are far better at predicting the various issues that may arise in any given case.
Remember, you get only one chance. After the agreement is signed, or the trial is ended, your ability to change anything is extremely limited. You need to get it right the first time. Feel free to contact us. We can explain your rights and responsibilities in any situation. The first consultation is free, and there is no obligation to do anything after that.
We represent clients in New Jersey and New York with any issue related to divorce and family law. Please select any of the links in this section to learn more about our practice.
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How It Works
The break up of a marriage is difficult. Our representation of you is not.
Our initial case consultation is free. We will review your case, and determine how we can help you.
Every family is unique, and every client has different objectives. We will work together, and develop a plan to resolve your case.
Once the plan is developed, we will guide you through the litigation process, focusing on your objectives.
Yes. We have a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.
A divorce case can be concluded in as little as 2 to 3 months or last for years. Typically, most cases resolve within 6 to 9 months.
We accept all forms of payment. The preferred payment method is with an eCheck, debit, or credit card through LawPay available on our website.
No one should enter into a divorce case without understanding how much the case will cost. That being said, it is impossible to provide an accurate estimate of the total cost of your divorce case without knowing more about your specific situation. That is one of the reasons we offer a no-charge, no obligation, initial consultation.
Yes, but it is not recommended that you attempt to represent yourself in a divorce case. Litigation is complicated, divorce is emotionally charged, and the effects of a divorce case can last for years after the case is concluded. Everyone needs a good attorney on their team.