GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE IN NEW JERSEY AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DIVORCE IN NEW JERSEY
Are you seeking divorce lawyers in New Jersey and trying to figure out which grounds for divorce to use in the New Jersey Divorce Complaint? Are you ready to file divorce papers in Hudson County? Essex County? Bergen County? Union County? Seeking to find the best divorce attorney near you? In Jersey City, New Jersey? We can help. The divorce lawyers at the Artusa Law Firm are skilled in divorce and family law litigation in New Jersey.
In a divorce in New Jersey, like anywhere in America, you must provide a reason aka a cause of action for the divorce in New Jersey. Some causes of action are considered no-fault, others are considered fault. While fault or no-fault do not truly matter in the economic scheme of things in New Jersey, some people want to make it clear why a divorce occurred is has been filed. New Jersey Divorce Lawyer Santo Artusa explains some of the differences in the causes of action used in NJ Divorces. This could be for their kids, their own piece of mind, the reasons can be endless but a person has the right to choose between a fault or no fault divorce or a combination of both when they file for divorce in NJ. NJ Divorce Lawyer explains-Fault divorces in New Jersey include:
- Adultery- “An act of sexual intercourse by a married person with another person other than one’s spouse.” S.B. v. S.J.B.
- Desertion- A divorce may be granted for willful and continued desertion for a period of 12 or more months. N.J.S.A 2A:34-2b.
- Extreme Cruelty-N.J.S.A. 2A:34-2c (Victim of Domestic Violence-Have Restraining Order)
- Habitual Drunkeness or Drug Addiction-N.J.S.A 2A:34-2e
- Institutionalization for Mental Illness- N.J.S.A. 2A:34-2f
- Imprisonment- N.J.S.A.- 2A:34-2g
- Deviant Sexual Contact- N.J.S.A. 2A:34-2h
- No fault divorces in New Jersey include: Separation of 18 months or more. N.J.S.A. 2A:34-2d
- Irreconcilable Differences- Problems between the parties for six months or more prior to the date of filing. N.J.S.A. 2A:34-2.
In NJ, the different causes of action require different proofs and sometimes it is better to allege more than one cause of action including a no-fault cause of action so that the divorce will definitely go through.
As indicated earlier, just because an individual may prevail on a fault cause of action in New Jersey does not mean that the economic reality or economic decisions will be affected in anyway that is more favorable to the person that has prevailed on the cause of action. Economic factors in New Jersey are governed by different factors than the statutes that govern causes of action (alimony, equitable distribution, child support). Alimony in New Jersey is governed by: N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23 and the standard of living based on Crews v. Crews. Equitable Distribution in a divorce in New Jersey is governed by N.J.S.A. 2A:34-23.1
Divorce is never easy. The thought of filing for divorce alone is prone with anxiety, the time you actually announce to your friends, your family, your children that you are filing for divorce (“the announcement”) is even scarier and prone with more anxiety. The thought of how people will react, how you will be judged, who you should tell first are all things you must think of and be very careful about. You should have a “divorce team” in place. Not only a legal team but an emotional team to help you at this time of change and transition. Divorce is a major life changing event. With change comes anxiety and stress but with change positive outcomes can also come, that is what we strive for. To read more about divorce and what to expect, visit-Divorce Lawyer NJ-What to Expect in a Divorce.
ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY DIVORCE LAWYERS AT THE ARTUSA LAW FIRM
The Artusa Law Firm uses best practices to represent individuals in family law, domestic violence cases, and divorce actions throughout the State of New Jersey including: Hudson County, Bergen County, Essex County, Passaic County, Middlesex County, Union County, Morris County, Atlantic County, Mercer County, Somerset County, Camden County, Warren County, and Ocean County, New Jersey. If you seek to file for divorce in New Jersey or have been served with New Jersey divorce papers and live out of state and seek legal representation for your family law or a divorce case in New Jersey contact us on 201-706-7910. For specific information about where the local superior courts-divorce and family law units are located, visit our map below.
MORE INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVORCE IN NEW JERSEY
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT DIVORCE BY JERSEY CITY DIVORCE LAWYER
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALIMONY AND CHILD SUPPORT IN A NEW JERSEY DIVORCE?
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT CHILD SUPPORT IN NEW JERSEY?
CAN MY SPOUSE RELOCATE WITH OUR CHILD DURING A DIVORCE IN NEW JERSEY?
MY SPOUSE LIVES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, CAN I DIVORCE HIM IN NEW JERSEY?
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT PARENTING TIME LAWS IN NEW JERSEY?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET DIVORCED IN NEW JERSEY?
WHICH INFORMATION SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT CHILD CUSTODY IN NEW JERSEY?
CAN MY SPOUSE AND I ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITHOUT A JUDGE OR GOING TO COURT ABOUT IT?