The Union County divorce lawyers at the Artusa Law Firm know about contested and uncontested divorces in Union County, New Jersey, one of the busiest family courts in New Jersey.
A divorce is a divorce whether it is in Union County in New Jersey, Hudson County, Bergen County or beyond, it can be hard if you are not guided by the right people on the legal side and on the emotional side. The New Jersey Divorce Lawyers at the Artusa Law Firm led by Santo Artusa practice in Union County, New Jersey and can help you if you are facing a divorce in NJ. The Artusa Law Firm is highly skilled in applying best practices to begin resolving the issues instead of amplifying them. Lead Divorce Attorney Santo Artusa has been selected as a Super Lawyer and has received the highest rating of superb by independent legal website AVVO. Whether the case is uncontested, contested with issues such as child support in Union County, child custody, division of assets, parenting time and other related family law issues in NJ. While our office is located in Jersey City, NJ, we practice in every county in New Jersey including Union County, NJ.
DO I NEED TO SEE A JUDGE TO GET A DIVORCE IN UNION COUNTY?
Yes, in Union County, you must appear before a Judge to have a divorce judgment-divorce decree is entered.
HOW LONG DOES A DIVORCE TAKE IN NJ?
A divorce in NJ varies from county to county. In Union County, it takes about 60 days where all issues are agreed to and the Judge is available. Contested cases can take over one year depending on the issues in dispute. If a case cannot be resolved, it will go to trial before a divorce judge in Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey.
WHERE IS THE DIVORCE COURT IN UNION COUNTY?
2 BROAD STREET, ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY
WHAT CAN I SEEK IN A DIVORCE IN NJ?
A divorce case is a civil case and you can seek many things including but not limited to: child support, alimony, child custody, parenting time, equitable distribution, college contributions, civil restraints, relocating out of NJ with your children, which religion to raise the child, seeking a maiden name, etc. The list can be endless but the more you seek the more difficult the case can be if your spouse does not agree.
IF I WAS SERVED WITH UNION COUNTY-NJ DIVORCE PAPERS WHAT CAN I DO?
You have 35 days to respond in writing as to what you are disputing with the required filing fee at the Union County Courthouse. You can enter an appearance, answer, and answer and counterclaim.
WHAT IF ME AND MY SPOUSE AGREE ON SOME ISSUES BUT NOT ALL?
If you don’t agree on all issues, you can use a lawyer to mediate the issues or you can attend mediation with two lawyers to argue the issues in the case to resolve them or you can hash them out in the divorce process in Union County. The Artusa Law Firm is experienced in resolving complex and simple divorce cases in Union County, NJ.
WHAT IF I CANNOT LOCATE MY SPOUSE?
You can still obtain a divorce but it is more work as you need to file a motion to be permitted to file by publication. Contact us for more information.
IF WE CANNOT AGREE ON CUSTODY, HOW IS THAT DETERMINED IN UNION COUNTY?
During the divorce process in Union County, if custody and/or parenting time is in dispute, the parties will attend parenting/custody mediation with a professional mediator and without lawyers. If the parties agree, there is a 10 day review period concerning custody and parenting time that a parent can change their mind or object to certain issues in the proposed agreement.
IS CHILD SUPPORT GUARANTEED IN NJ?
If you have children born of the marriage and you seek child support, New Jersey child support will be calculated and you can collect it direct from your spouse, your spouse can pay Union County Child Support Probation or it can be garnished from the non-custodial parent’s wages every-time that person gets paid. For more information about child support and how it is calculated in New Jersey, visit- New Jersey Child Support Lawyer in Union County.
WHAT ABOUT ALIMONY, HOW MUCH CAN I RECEIVE?
Alimony is not a certainty in any divorce case. You must prove your case for alimony in your divorce case and prove that there was a marital lifestyle and that you need alimony to be able to live a similar lifestyle.
My spouse lives in Hudson County and I live in Elizabeth in Union County, where should I file for divorce?
If you have lived in NJ for more than one year and you lived in Union County for more 6 months or more, you can file in Union County. There are other factors as well but in general you can file in Union County, NJ.
Divorce in NJ is governed by the laws and case law of New Jersey, however, each locale has a slightly different approach to how cases are conducted from the initial case management conference to whether you must appear before a Judge for the divorce to be entered. We know the local rules and practices of the courts we represent people in, including Union County Divorce Court-Family Court. If you have a case, have been served or seek to file, contact us on 201-706-7910 for a phone consultation or office meeting. To find out more about all of the divorce and family work we do, visit: Artusa Law Firm-NJ Divorce Lawyers.