JERSEY CITY DIVORCE LAWYER AND FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY SANTO ARTUSA
HOW LONG IT TAKES TO GET DIVORCED IN NJ?
One of the first questions people ask me when they come in for a divorce consultation in our Jersey City office is: How long does it actually take to get divorced or to get a divorce in NJ?
I want to file divorce papers, how long will it take to complete the process?
How fast can I get a divorce in New Jersey?
The answer varies greatly on many factors and requires a full consultation to determine the complexity or simplicity of the situation The range as of lately has been anywhere between 60 days to 2 years, again depending on the complexity and the ability to locate your spouse. So don’t panic if you see two years, that is really if there are many issues, cannot locate the spouse and so on. If the case can be done fast, we can do it. If there are issues, we can resolve them or work for you to resolve them as best we can with your spouse. We understand you may want a divorce but if your spouse is unwilling to settle the case, the case will take longer but you will still get divorced, nobody can stop that. If your spouse does not want to sign the divorce papers, we will have your spouse served where he or she will have 35 days to respond in writing to the divorce court as to the issues in contention or possibly call your lawyers to settle or address certain issues so that the divorce can get finalized fast. We are experienced divorce lawyers and divorce attorneys in NJ and have dealt with a wide variety of situations in the divorce world.
“I hired Mr. Artusa for my divorce and he was able to get me divorced in 60 days without even having to go to court! Thank You!” Roger S.
Another question is how much does a divorce cost? Again, depending on the issues, the cost will vary greatly. Contact us to discuss how much it is to hire a divorce attorney in NJ for your case. Uncontested divorces obviously cost less than contested divorces and are much faster as well. There are services that print the paperwork for you to do an uncontested divorce but you have to do all the legwork for yourself and deal with the courts, serve your spouse, go to court by yourself so if you see signs for a cheap divorce, that is not a divorce with an attorney in NJ. Jersey City divorce attorney Santo Artusa and his team are skilled in family law and divorce cases and handle all of the work for you and in many case you do not even have to go to court. We handle divorce cases throughout New Jersey including: Jersey City, Hackensack, Newark, Hudson County, Bergen County, Passaic County, Elizabeth, Union County, Somerset County and Middlesex County and beyond. We can help you navigate through the NJ Divorce Courts and NJ Family Courts. To read our blog about obtaining a divorce fast, visit: Fast New Jersey Divorce.
Back to how long a divorce in NJ takes depends more on you and your spouse than anyone else. If you and your spouse agree, a divorce can be done in as little as 60 days in some cases in some counties. In other cases where one party refuses to reach an agreement, it can take over one year! That does not mean you still need to live together of that you have to wait until the end to receive or pay alimony/child support or to see your kids. Some issues can be addressed on a temporary basis in New Jersey by filing a motion for temporary relief or pendente lite (in latin for: while the litigation is pending).
Another question I often hear is: How many times do I need to go to Court?
If the case settles, you may not need to go to court at all, we handle the whole case for you once you sign the correct forms and submit them to the Jersey City Divorce Judge. In contested cases, you may have to go to court several times. If a case can be resolved, it is often better for all parties involved on many levels.
An uncontested divorce where all issues are resolved or there are no issues (no assets to divide, no children or all issues are resolved by way of a marital settlement agreement) can take approximately 60 days if your spouse can be located and service can be completed on him or her. Contested cases where custody or assets are in contention, the case can take 1-2 years. Whether there are issues with child support, custody, parenting time, asset division, alimony or other concerns, we can help you move forward with your life.
If you are seeking a divorce, or have been served with divorce papers, contact my team at the Artusa Law Firm today on 201-706-7910 for a confidential appointment in our Jersey City office located in the Capital One Building: 35 Journal Square, Suite 825, Jersey City, NJ 07306. For more information about the legal services we offer, visit: ARTUSA LAW FIRM-NEW JERSEY DIVORCE LAWYERS.