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Jersey City Divorce Attorney Santo V. Artusa, Jr., Esq. of the Artusa Law Firm, P.C.

A frequently asked question for Divorce Lawyers in Jersey City is how soon can I obtain a divorce in New Jersey? It really depends but if done right and your spouse will sign the divorce papers, you can be divorced in 30-45 days. If he or she does not sign, it can take more like 60-90 days if he of she does not fight and defaults. The Jersey City divorce attorneys at the Artusa Law Firm are experienced in providing fast and effective service for divorce cases in Jersey City, Hudson, and beyond. For people that have already “checked out” of their marriages by either avoiding their spouses entirely or have been separated for quite some time, the key for these divorces is speed. While some divorces can be done as fast as 30 days, it really depends on if your spouse is local, will he or she sign, or there any issues (if not that will speed it along), if he or she is local, it is much easier to have service accepted in a New Jersey Divorce Court.

The next question usually is, what cause of action should I file under?

The most common filing and easiest “to prove” is Irreconcilable Differences. Since 2007, the Court approved these no-fault divorces and is based on irreconcilable differences that have caused the breakdown of the marriage for a period of 6 months prior to the filing of divorce and that there is no reasonable prospect of reconciliation (N.J. Ann. 2A:34-2). This cause of action alleviates some of the issues or drama associated with a fault divorce such as adultery or extreme cruelty, which still exist today but detailed accusations must be made and a Judge must find these allegations credible.

If you are seeking to obtain a divorce quickly and you and your spouse are ready to move forward in filing divorce papers in Jersey City, contact us today on 201-706-7910.

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